Green Cross International

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Green Cross International

"In January 1989, when addressing the Global Forum for Survival of Humanity, President Mikhail Gorbachev brought up the idea for an organization that would apply the medical emergency response model of the International Committee of the Red Cross to ecological issues and expedite solutions to environmental problems that transcend national boundaries.

"Developing this idea, delegates at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (June 1992), approached Mikhail Gorbachev (the former President of the USSR) mandating him to create and launch this organisation. At the same time Swiss National Council MP, Roland Wiederkehr founded a ‘World Green Cross' with the same objective. Both organisations merged in 1993 to form Green Cross International.

"Green Cross International (GCI) was formally launched in Kyoto, on the 18th April 1993." [1]

Staff

Accessed August 2008: [2]

Directors

Accessed August 2008: [3]

Honorary Board

Accessed August 2008: [4]

Contact

Web: http://www.gci.ch

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. History, Green Cross International, accessed August 3, 2008.
  2. Staff, Green Cross International, accessed August 3, 2008.
  3. Directors, Green Cross International, accessed August 3, 2008.
  4. Honorary Board, Green Cross International, accessed August 3, 2008.