GREEN CROSS AT THE GLOBAL PLATFORM ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

Green Cross International Director of Environmental Emergency Preparedness Vladimir Sakharov spoke at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 23 May, 2013.

Dr Sakharov spoke of the value of environmental preparedness at local level from a humanitarian perspective, and appealled to all actors from government to local activists to make the necessary efforts to initiate projects which can produce very good returns on investment. The aim is to build local preparedness capacity to environmental emergencies such as industrial and technological accidents.

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