Green Cross International celebrates its 25th anniversary

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Press Release – 23 April 2018 Since its launch in April 1993, Green Cross International (GCI) has been promoting a just, sustainable and secure future for all. Its many achievements include working towards the successful elimination of 40,000 tons of chemical weapons in Russia, completing a 15-year process that will also see the last of … Read more

This is What Happens During a Chemical Weapons Inspection

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GCI Programme: Environmental Security and Sustainability Chemical weapons inspectors have now been allowed into Syria’s Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve? GCI Director of the Environmental Security and Sustainaility programme Paul F Walker, who took part in … Read more

Green Cross Condemns Ongoing Use of Chemical Weapons in Violation of International Law

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UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, the OPCW released its report on their investigation of the Salisbury assassination attempt, the summary of which can be found here. Geneva, 12 April, 2018 – This April marks the one-year anniversary of the Syrian attack on the village of Khan Sheikhoun with sarin nerve agent, killing dozens of … Read more

Protect Lake Vättern

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This article is complementary to the “Water is Life” event co-organised by Green Cross and Urbergsgruppen Grenna-Norra Kärr. [Find out more] Vättern supplies 11 Swedish municipalities with drinking water and another five municipalities are soon to connect to the lake. The municipalities of Örebro, Hallsberg, Kumla, Laxå and Lekeberg have recently decided to build an … Read more

#Savethedrop as the Olympics boost sustainability for World Water Day

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Today, on 22 March, Green Cross Italy renews its “Save the Drop” (Salva la Goccia) campaign for the sixth year, on World Water Day. On this occasion, the “Sustainability Olympics” is being launched to encourage more efficient ways of saving water. Students, families, citizens, municipalities are participating in this anti-waste challenge to set a new … Read more

RiverBlue Documentary Wins Special Edition of Green Drop Award at World Water Forum 8

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[Roger Williams (centre) holding the Green Drop Award. Next to him is Maria Paula Fidalgo (left), a Brazilian actress and activist who served as master of the ceremony, Suzanna Amado (far left), organiser of the Green Film Festival and Élio Pacilio (far right), President and Founder of Green Cross Italy, accompanied by filmmaker Harold Crooks … Read more

Water and Spirituality

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“Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life.” – Pope FrancisFollowing renewed involvement by religious leaders on water issues, this year’s World Water Forum will hold a special event dedicated to Water and Spirituality on World Water Day. President of Green Cross Netherlands and co-founder of … Read more

Green Cross Facilitates the Participation of Indigenous Leader, Sônia Guajajara, at the 8th World Water Forum, in Brasília

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In line with Green Cross’ advocacy on Indigenous and Environmental Rights, Green Cross International together with the NGO, Uma Gota no Oceano, have facilitated, Sonia Guajajara’s participation to the World Water Forum. Guajajara is one of the strongest indigenous and environmental leaders in the world today. She serves as the executive coordinator of the Articulation … Read more

Green Cross Deplores the Lack of Inclusiveness of the 8th World Water Forum and Questions Legitimacy of the Outcomes

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The 8th World Water Forum is taking place in Brasilia from 19th to 23rd of March 2018, with the objective of gathering all water stakeholders, including non-governmental (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs). However, the Butterfly Effect, an international coalition of civil society organisations, deplores the failure of the support mechanisms jeopardizing inclusive participation. The … Read more

Transboundary Waters in South America

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Dr. Marisa Arienza, President of Green Cross Argentina, will highlight the added value of international legal instruments, such as the UN Watercourses Convention (UNWC) to promote cooperation, development and environmental protection in South America. Green Cross International has been actively promoting the ratification of the UN Watercourses Convention by countries, since its adoption at the … Read more