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Geneva Green Guide

Green Cross International

GCI
Green Cross International
9-11 rue de Varembé
CH-1202 Geneva
Tel: 
(+41 22) 789 16 62
Fax: 
(+41 22) 789 16 95
Contact: 

Description

The mission of Green Cross International, founded and chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev, is to help secure a future for all by fostering a shift in values and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity's relationship with nature.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1993
Staff: 
7
Chief/Director: 
President: Dr. Alexander Likhotal
Activities: 

Green Cross International:

  • promotes legal, ethical and behavioral norms to ensure the basic changes in the values, actions and attitudes of government, the private sector and civil society that are necessary for building a sustainable global community;
  • prevents and resolves conflicts arising from environmental degradation;
  • provides assistance to people affected by the environmental consequences of wars and conflicts.

Green Cross International conducts projects in three main areas:

  • preventing and resolving conflicts over natural resources;
  • addressing the environmental consequences of wars and conflicts;
  • promoting legal and ethical norms for a sustainable future.
Cooperation: 

GCI has been granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and with UNESCO. It also cooperates directly with the UNEP/OCHA Environmental Emergencies Section, UN-HABITAT and other international organizations.

Publications: 

GCI publishes a quarterly magazine, The Green Cross Optimist; other publications include: Water for Peace, Between Conflict and Cooperation: the Role of Civil Society; Water for Peace in the Middle East and Southern Africa; National Sovereignty and International Watercourses; Greening Affordable Housing; and numerous works on nuclear and chemical weapons.

Keywords: 
disasters
human settlements
freshwater
public awareness
conservation
seas
oceans
population
water & sanitation