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...
  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...
By David Luganda AFMC/NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda - It takes a long time for a person  to become a science journalist, apart from the media coverage we have a big responsibility  as individuals in the media to help and push young...
Montreal, Canada - Earlier last month, Cristiana Pasça Palmer, a former Romanian environment minister, told staff at the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), where she has been executive secretary since March 2017, she was “at a...
Washington, US - Illegal logging, fishing and wildlife trade rob the world of precious natural resources – and ultimately of development benefits and livelihoods.  The statistics are grim: an elephant is poached for its tusks about every 30 minutes, an...
By Bernard Maranga, KBC/NECJOGHA Turkana, Kenya - Discussions are currently underway between the Turkana County Government in Kenya and the Spanish company Almar Water for the construction of a desalination plant for the Lotikipi aquifer. The mobilisation of the Turkana County...

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