It responds to challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future. As such, it promotes legal, ethical and behavioral 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, by contributing to the prevention and resolution of conflicts arising from environmental degradation, and by providing assistance to people affected by the environmental consequences of wars, conflicts and man-made calamities. Has national chapters in over 30 countries.
- Together with Pure Earth they run World’s Worst Pollution Problems that looks into the top ten most polluting industries and their effects on the environment.
Note: In 2013 the Right Livelihood Award – known as the alternative Nobel Prize – went to Green Cross and ESS Director Paul Walker. (MM)