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Protect Lake Vättern

This article is complementary to the “Water is Life” event co-organised by Green Cross and Urbergsgruppen Grenna-Norra Kärr. [Find out more] Vättern supplies 11 Swedish municipalities with drinking water and another five municipalities are soon to connect to the lake. The municipalities of Örebro, Hallsberg, Kumla, Laxå and Lekeberg have recently decided to build an […]

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WATER IS LIFE: Protect Lake Vättern

Green Cross International & Green Cross Sweden join to protect Vättern (March 24nd) The Senior Scientist Hans Sanderson and advisor for the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark, Aarhus University, will speak. Musician Ebbot Lundberg will play. Saturday, March 24, 2018, Grenna Hotel & Conference, Ribbagårdsgränd 11, Gränna, Sweden, 13.00 Protect Vättern event with panel and dialogue, 17.00 […]

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#Savethedrop as the Olympics boost sustainability for World Water Day

Today, on 22 March,Green Cross Italyrenews its“Save the Drop” (Salva la Goccia) campaignfor the sixth year, on World Water Day. On this occasion, the “Sustainability Olympics” is being launched to encourage more efficient ways of saving water. Students, families, citizens, municipalities are participating in this anti-waste challenge to set a new water-saving record and to […]

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RiverBlue Documentary Wins Special Edition of Green Drop Award at World Water Forum 8

[Roger Williams (centre) holding the Green Drop Award. Next to him is Maria Paula Fidalgo (left), a Brazilian actress and activist who served as master of the ceremony, Suzanna Amado (far left), organiser of the Green Film Festival and Élio Pacilio (far right), President and Founder of Green Cross Italy, accompanied by filmmaker Harold Crooks […]

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Water and Spirituality

“Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life.” – Pope FrancisFollowing renewed involvement by religious leaders on water issues, this year’s World Water Forum will hold a special event dedicated to Water and Spirituality on World Water Day. President of Green Cross Netherlands and co-founder of […]

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Green Cross Facilitates the Participation of Indigenous Leader, Sônia Guajajara, at the 8th World Water Forum, in Brasília

In line with Green Cross’ advocacy on Indigenous and Environmental Rights, Green Cross International together with the NGO, Uma Gota no Oceano, have facilitated, Sonia Guajajara’s participation to the World Water Forum. Guajajara is one of the strongest indigenous and environmental leaders in the world today. She serves as the executive coordinator of the Articulation […]

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Green Cross Deplores the Lack of Inclusiveness of the 8th World Water Forum and Questions Legitimacy of the Outcomes

The 8th World Water Forum is taking place in Brasilia from 19th to 23rd of March 2018, with the objective of gathering all water stakeholders, including non-governmental (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs). However, the Butterfly Effect, an international coalition of civil society organisations, deplores the failure of the support mechanisms jeopardizing inclusive participation.   […]

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Transboundary Waters in South America

Dr. Marisa Arienza, President of Green Cross Argentina, will highlight the added value of international legal instruments, such as the UN Watercourses Convention (UNWC) to promote cooperation, development and environmental protection in South America. Green Cross International has been actively promoting the ratification of theUN Watercourses Conventionby countries, since its adoption at the UN General […]

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Green Cross at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasília, 19-23 Mar 2018

[Photo credits:Delma Eliane, Lago Paranoá, Paranoá Lake, Brasília-DF-Brazil, CC BY-SA 3.0]   GCI Programme: Water for Life and Peace Green Cross to Promote Sustainable Access to Water, Indigenous Rights and Religious Leaders’ Engagement on World Water Day (March 22nd) The World Water Council is co-organising their 8th World Water Forum with a host country. This […]

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Green Cross Russia Co-hosts Key Conference on Ladoga Lake System

[Photo credits: Alexxx1979, Valaam. Lake Ladoga P7170203 2200, CC BY-SA 4.0]   The environmental challenges facing the Ladoga Lake and its tributaries were discussed last May in Moscow at a conference co-hosted by Green Cross Russia’s North West office and the Leningrad Regional Government. It was noted that pollution stemming from industrial, agricultural and utility […]

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