Green Cross International


The mission of Green Cross International, founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, is to help secure a future for all by fostering a shift in values and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity's relationship with nature.

GCI responds to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future. The non-profit organisation seeks solutions through dialogue, mediation and co-operation by:

  • promoting 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 develop a sustainable global community;
  • contributing to the prevention and resolution of conflicts arising from environmental degradation;
  • providing assistance to people affected by the environmental consequences of wars, conflicts and man made calamities.

The organisation conducts projects in three main areas:

  • preventing and resolving conflicts over natural resources;
  • adressing the environmental consequences of wars and conflicts;
  • promoting legal and ethical norms for a sustainable future.


Tel: +41 22 789 16 62


9-11, rue de Varembé,
Geneva 1202

Key Words

sustainability, environment, environmental degradation, natural resources, chemical weapons, water, smart water for green schools, value change, advocacy, water for peace

Memberships & Accreditations

GCI has been granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and with UNESCO. It also cooperates directly with the UNEP/OCHA Environmental Emergencies Section, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UN-HABITAT and other international organisations.

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014 - 11:02
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014 - 11:02

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