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Pope Francis has sent a message to participants at the United Nations Climate Conference, COP 25, being held in Madrid until 13 December.   By Vatican News The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, read the Pope’s Message at the opening of the...
Madrid, Spain - At a meeting of heads of delegations on Tuesday, countries said they wanted to find common ground on carbon markets, or Article 6. Paul Watkinson, chair of UN Climate Change’s scientific body, said “everybody was ready to...
Madrid, Spain - On Monday, at the opening of the talks, UN secretary general António Guterres expressed his “deep gratitude” to Spain for organising the summit “in record time”, which he described as no less than a “miracle”.  “This summit should...
Madrid, Spain - This was the UN climate talks that no-one wanted. First rejected by Brazil and then made homeless at the last minute by Chile as the politics of populism and inequality convulsed Latin America. 25,000 participants, who three weeks ago thought...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA Soroti, Uganda – The present heavy rains being experienced in most parts of the country are to cease in mid December according to an update of the September to December rainfall season forecast. This was revealed by...
By Paul Lubwama, Bukedde FM/NECJOGHA Soroti Uganda – The Resident District Commissioner Soroti District, Wilberforce Tukei has asked farmers to use weather information for planning and making right decisions. Tukei was speaking during the climate café that was organized by the...
The world’s largest development bank will stop funding unabated oil and gas projects by the end of 2021, representing a major shift of public finance towards clean energy projects. The European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed to overhaul its fossil fuel...
                                          By Javier Omagor, Step FM/NECJOGHA Kapchorwa, Uganda - A group of young people, majority women in Kapchorwa district Eastern Uganda, have started a new project which is using solar energy to transform human and livestock waste into efficient cooking...
  WASHINGTON, US - Donald Trump has formally started the process of pulling the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement, three years after the deal came into force.  Announcing the withdrawal on Monday, secretary of state Mike Pompeo reiterated the...
When undisturbed tropical forests are lost the long-term impact on carbon emissions is dramatically higher than earlier estimates suggest, according to a new study. Between 2000 and 2013, about 7 percent of the world’s intact tropical forests were...

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