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Green Cross Workshop on the Decommissioning of Chemical Weapons in Russia

Related: Resilience, Science and Technology

In 2000, Meridian Institute facilitated a two-day workshop in Moscow, Russia, to encourage effective community involvement in the decommissioning and deconstruction of chemical weapons systems. The workshop was organized by Green Cross, an international environmental NGO, and hosted by the Russian Ministry of Defense.


The approximately 25 participants included residents of U.S. communities adjacent to military depots and residents from Russian communities located next to chemical weapons facilities. Through simultaneous translation, participants from the two countries shared ideas and strategies about effective citizen engagement in governmental decision-making on chemical weapons decommissioning and deconstruction.

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