UNEP Launches Green Star Awards
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17 November 2008: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched, with Green Cross International and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Green Star Awards.

Honoring people along with non-profit, public and private organizations, the awards will seek to increase awareness of the need to reduce large-scale environmental emergencies’ impacts by rewarding […]

Green Star Awards 17 November 2008: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has
launched, with Green Cross International and the UN Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs, the Green Star Awards.

Honoring people along with
non-profit, public and private organizations, the awards will seek to increase awareness
of the need to reduce large-scale environmental emergencies’ impacts by
rewarding extraordinary efforts to respond to such emergencies. Speaking about
the awards, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner stated that, by investing in
the planet’s ecosystem infrastructure, the initiative aims to increase the
resilience of “at-risk communities” while also “being a major adaptation policy
against climate change.” The first Green Star Awards ceremony will take place
on 8 May 2009, in Brussels, Belgium. [UNEP
Press Release
] [Greenstar Awards
Website
]

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