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Green Star Awards Winners – 2017


For Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response to Environmental Emergencies In the ‘Prevention & Preparedness’ category Maestros Leadership Co. was recognised for their outstanding work through their MaGREEN project, which was launched in response to torrential rains in Malawi in 2015. Through the project, over 5,000 trees were…

Green Star Awards Winners – 17 May 2013


These actors have all made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare and respond to environmental emergencies. They were rewarded with a 2013 Green Star Award by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Green Cross International (GCI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for their…

Green Star Award Winners – 1 June 2015


A select group of outstanding individuals and organisations from around the world were honoured on 1 June 2015 as recipients of the third Green Star Awards in Oslo. The Selection Jury awarded the three following laureates: In the category ‘Prevention & Preparedness’: Ambatovy for…

COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “act now,” UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed today that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere “tinkering” with past agreements and pledges. The Conference, which…

EU TWIST Exercise – Featuring the FEAT Tool


The EU TWIST (Tidal Wave in Southern Tyrrhenian Sea) exercise…

Green Star Awards Winners – 18 May 2011


The Green Star Awards recognize the achievements of…

Green Star Award Winners – 7 May 2009


The Green Star Awards honour actors who demonstrate…

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