Green Cross Japan’s Green Lane Diary Project

Green Cross Japan implemented an environmental education project for school children in 2020. Despite the difficulties posed by the global pandemic, the project has been a success and will continue into 2021. Japanese student filling out her workbook for the Green Lane Diary There is no denying that COVID-19 brought challenges to getting this project … Read more

With support from the Japanese government, the fourth Sri Lanka Water Project begins

The signing of a contract for a grant from the Japanese government signified the start of the fourth joint water project between Green Cross Sri Lanka and Green Cross Japan. Since 2015, Green Cross Sri Lanka (GCSL) and Green Cross Japan (GCJ) have teamed up to complete water supply projects in three different areas of … Read more

26 September – International Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

26-SEPTEMBER–INTERNATIONAL-ABOLITION-OF-NUCLEAR-WEAPONS

Above: Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles. UN Photo/Milton Grant GCI ESS programme director Dr Paul F. Walker commemorates this day with the following: “September 26th is an important annual reminder that the world has pledged for over half … Read more

Latest Developments: July 2018

LATEST-DEVELOPMENTS-JULY-2018

SMART ENERGY NEWS BLOG 26 July 2018 In both the US and Burkina Faso, Global Green and GCI are implementing education and demonstration projects to encourage the use of compost. Green Cross Burkina Faso is implementing projects to prevent desertification and improve crop resiliency for small farmers in Burkina Faso. Compost is placed one meter … Read more

Education, health care addressing long-term effects of Chernobyl disaster

EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE ADDRESSING LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER

Even 30 years after Chernobyl, ten million people in Belarus, Russia, Moldova and Ukraine are still suffering from the long-term health consequences of the disaster. With its Social and Medical Care programme, Green Cross supports families affected by the catastrophe. Therapy camps Among those worst affected are children like Dimitri, from the village of Barashi … Read more

CWC Coalition brings civil society voice to states parties conference in The Hague

CWC COALITION BRINGS CIVIL SOCIETY VOICE TO STATES PARTIES CONFERENCE IN THE HAGUE

By Paul Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability programme The CWC Coalition, coordinated by Green Cross ESS Director Paul Walker, once again put civil society groups front and centre in The Hague as the 21st annual Conference of States Parties (CSP) to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) unfolded the week of November 28th in The … Read more

Statement by Dr. Paul F. Walker, GCI ESS Director, to 8th 5-year review conference of the BWC

GCI ESS DIRECTOR DR. PAUL WALKER AT BWC REVIEW CONFERENCE IN GENEVA

Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen: On behalf of Green Cross International, a non-profit, charitable, and non-governmental organization, founded by Mikhail Gorbachev 23 years ago and headquartered here in Geneva, I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak, however briefly, to this year’s Eighth Five-Year Review Conference of the BWC. For more … Read more

Green Cross Addresses “New Nuclear Diplomacy” in Washington DC Seminar

GREEN CROSS ADDRESSES “NEW NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY” IN WASHINGTON DC SEMINAR

Green Cross International and the Arms Control Association (ACA) co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington DC on Tuesday, June 21st, on “The New Nuclear Diplomacy: Breakthrough or Sideshow?” with Richard Lennane of Wildfire and Kingston Reif of the Arms Control Association. Paul Walker, director of the Green Cross Environmental Security and Sustainability Programme, chaired the … Read more

Thirty Years after Chernobyl, Human Suffering and Economic Losses Continue

THIRTY YEARS AFTER CHERNOBYL, HUMAN SUFFERING AND ECONOMIC LOSSES CONTINUE

By Paul Walker, Environmental Security and Sustainability Director, Green Cross International Today, 26 April, 2016 is the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic nuclear power reactor meltdown at Chernobyl in the Ukraine. Green Cross makes note of this historic tragedy, recognizes the hundreds of thousands of victims who continue to suffer from the accident, and pledges … Read more