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The biennial Green Star Awards recognize individuals, organizations, governments and companies who demonstrate achievements in prevention, preparedness and response to environmental emergencies.Both the short-list and the final decision made by the Jury Panel will be made following a thematic approach based upon three categories:

Prevention and Preparedness

The efforts to increase awareness of communities, disaster responders, governments and industries on the impacts of environmental emergencies, to prevent environmental emergencies, and to improve preparedness for future disasters by building capacity at various levels.


The efforts to ensure that effective and timely responses are provided in case of environmental emergency.

Environment and Humanitarian Actions

The efforts to consider environmental issues as part of a holistic response effort, by ensuring that environmental considerations are duly integrated in the humanitarian programme cycle – including strategy development, contingency planning, resource mobilization, performance monitoring and evaluation.

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