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Green Star Awards Winners – 2017


Green Star Awards 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,…

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…

JEU & MSB Workshop – Call for action for better disaster waste management


Disaster waste presents a major impediment to rescue operations and the delivery of humanitarian aid. It poses a risk not only to the health and safety of humans, but also to the natural environment and livelihood recovery. Recognizing these challenges, a group of environmental experts and professionals met in Geneva…

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…

COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations…

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…

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