Press Releases


Theater performance on the Earth Charter in Uster, Winterthur, Zurich, Bern, Wimmis and Thun

CH-Zürich – 25. Juli 2018
Theaterperformance über die Earth Charta in Uster, Winterthur, Zürich, Bern, Wimmis und Thun PDF (.pdf)


CH-Zurich – 25 juillet 2018
dans une pièce de théâtre sur la Charte de la Terre à Uster, Winterthour, Zurich, Berne, Wimmis et Thoune PDF (.pdf)



Draft treaty for a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East welcomed

CH-Zurich – 5 July 2018 – At the invitation of Green Cross Switzerland, a round table was held in Zurich from 2 to 4 July 2018 regarding a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East. Approximately 40 delegates from the Middle East, Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, Russia, Sweden, USA and Switzerland discussed the course of action to promote a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East. According to Stephan Robinson, Unit Manager (Water, Legacy), Green Cross Switzerland, and Sharon Dolev, Head of the Israeli Disarmament Movement (IDM), the outcome of the closed meeting has paved the way to introduce initial steps towards a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East.


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Treaty – Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East – June 2018


6.4 million people are at risk from exposure from uranium mines

CH-Zurich – 13 June 2018 – Based on the results of the study, Green Cross Switzerland is requesting the corporate groups involved in uranium mining in Africa, Australia, Canada and the USA to properly shut down their uranium mining sites according to the polluter-pays principle to ensure that no further decontamination is necessary within the next 1000 years. The professional decontamination and closing of uranium mining sites in the countries of Central Asia requires the support of the international community, as these countries do not have the necessary resources at their disposal.


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Green Cross projects in Ghana and Burkina Faso involve mercury reduction in artisanal gold mining

CH-Zürich – 20. November 2017
Green-Cross-Projekte in Ghana und Burkina Faso engagieren sich in der Quecksilberreduzierung im informellen Goldabbau mit handwerklichen Mitteln PDF (.pdf)


CH-Zurich – 20 novembre 2017
Les projets de Green Cross au Ghana et au Burkina Faso, engagés pour la réduction du mercure dans l’extraction minière d’or informelle artisanale PDF (.pdf)


CH-Zurigo – 20 novembre 2017
I progetti Green-Cross in Ghana e Burkina Faso prevedono la riduzione del mercurio nell’estrazione informale dell’oro con mezzi artigianali PDF (.pdf)


Conventional and chemical munitions must be recovered from the seas

CH-Zurich – 14 September 2017 – After World War II, the allied forces (the USA, the United Kingdom, France and the Soviet Union) took over a total of approximately 300,000 tons of chemical weapons unused by Germany. Thirty-nine percent of these included yperite (mustard gas), 18 percent tabun (a neurotoxin), 11 percent teargas and 9 percent phosgene. At the Potsdam Conference, the allied powers decided to drop these agents of chemical warfare into the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of more than 1000 meters. Regrettably, not all of the parties complied with the agreement, and it is now known that these chemical munitions were dumped in the North and Baltic Seas and in the Mediterranean, some of them at a depth of no more than ten meters. According to the Russian scientist Alexander Korotenko, the chemicals are expected to leak into the sea between 2020 and 2060 because the containers are corroding. If they were released, 16 percent of the chemical substances would suffice to eradicate any form of life in the Baltic Sea.


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Theater play «Jung und verliebt in den Planeten»

CH-Zürich – 19. Juli 2017
Theateraufführung «Jung und verliebt in den Planeten» PDF (.pdf)


Young people from radioactively contaminated regions come to Switzerland

CH-Zürich – 13. Juli 2017
Jugendliche aus radioaktiv kontaminierten Regionen in der Schweiz PDF (.pdf)


CH-Zurich – 13 juillet 2017
Des jeunes de régions irradiées viennent en Suisse PDF (.pdf)


Donations for Green Cross Switzerland raised to CHF 13.4 million

CH-Zürich – 29. Juni 2017
Green Cross Schweiz steigerte Spendeneinnahmen auf CHF 13,4 Millionen PDF (.pdf)


CH-Zurich – 29 juin 2017
Les dons encaissés par Green Cross Suisse progressent à CHF 13,4 millions PDF (.pdf)


Industrial sources of environmental toxins endangering 200 million people worldwide

CH-Zurich – 26 October 2016 – The Environmental Toxin Report 2016 from the environmental organisations Green Cross Switzerland and Pure Earth, New York, provides information about the world’s ten most dangerous sources of environmental toxins and quantifies the magnitude of the adverse effects on health caused by toxic substances worldwide in DALYs.


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Adäquate Therapie senkt radioaktive Strahlungsbelastung (PDF .pdf)


Une thérapie adéquate diminue le taux de radioactivité (PDF .pdf)