Green Cross International
Green Cross International is non-governmental nonprofit ecological organization founded by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993 after Earth Summit conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Green Cross International headquarters is situated in Geneva. And national offices are located in 31 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Hungary, Ghana, Denmark, Spain, Jordan, Italy, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, France, Estonia, South Korea and Japan.
Founding President is Mikhail Gorbachev
GCI President is Aleksander Likhotal
Objectives of Green Cross International are as follows:
- To take measures to provide sustainable and safe future of the planet;
- Protection of universal values;
- Ecological education;
- Promote sense of responsibility for consequences of civilization influence upon environment;
- Liquidation of war and conflict consequences.
Green Cross International works in the following areas:
Prevention and resolution of conflicts arising from environmental degradation;
Provision of assistance to people affected by the environmental consequences of wars and conflicts;
Promotion of legal, ethical and behavioural norms that ensure basic changes in the values, actions and attitudes of government, the private sector and civil society, necessary to build a sustainable global community.
Programs of Green Cross International
1. Value Change;
2. Social and Medical;
3. Environmental Security and Sustainability;
4. Water for Life and Peace;
5. Smart Energy.
Green Cross International Board of Directors
Mikhail Gorbachev, Chairman of Board;
Dominika Kulczyk, President of Green Cross Poland;
- Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Green Cross France and Territories
Sergey Baranovskiy, President of Green Cross Russia;
Martin Bäumle, President of Green Cross Switzerland;
Robert S. Bucklin, Chairman of Global Green USA;
Shoo Iwasaki, President of Green Cross Japan;
Ernst von Weizsäcker, Co-President of the Club of Rome;
Sander Mallien, Treasurer of the Green Cross International;
Mubarick Masawudu, President of Green Cross Ghana;
Elio Pacilio, Italian environmentalist, founding President of Green Cross Italia;
Mario Soares, former prime minister and president of Portugal;
Ashok Khosla, Chairman of Development Alternatives.