4 September 2013 — The third biennial Green Star Awards have been presented to the Kenya Red Cross Society’s Nikola Nikolov of Macedonia, Sundar Prasad Sharma of Nepal and Sergiy Zibtsev of Ukraine, Japan’s Katsurao Village mayor Masahide Matsumoto, New York City Hurricane Sandy Debris Removal Task Force, the World Wildlife Fund and American Red Cross, and Sir David Attenborough.

The awards recognise individuals and entities that have made remarkable efforts to prepare for, respond to, and mainstream actions to prevent environmental emergencies.

The biennial Green Star Awards are a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Green Cross International and the UN Environment Programme.