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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...
By Abdulkarim Ssengendo, New Vision/NECJOGHA Mbarara, Uganda - Hundreds of youth from different districts of the country under the Youth Go Green umbrella have launched a campaign aimed at restoring River Rwizi. The campaign was launched on o Friday in Mbarara...
Kampala, Uganda - In most bimodal areas, atypically early and well above-average rainfall between June/July and early November has supported above-normal crop development, though southwestern areas have experienced below-average rainfall according to a food security outlook released by the...
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...
UN Climate Change News, 25 November 2019 - The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is a mainstay of the UN calendar, has assumed a new dimension with the challenges presented by climate change. With the UN Intergovernmental Panel...
Mogadishu, Somalia - During the November 1-10 period, the intensity and distribution of Deyr rainfall varied across Somalia and river water levels began to recede in the South. Moderate to heavy rainfall was reported in most southern and central regions as...
Kirinyaga, Kenya - The German company Strabag International has decided to suspend construction work on the Thiba dam in Kirinyaga County in central Kenya. This dam is to be used to supply irrigation systems that will significantly increase agricultural...
KARACHI: Despite scientific evidence of apocalyptic times to come due to climate change, fewer journalists — especially women — are writing on issues around environment with the media failing to spur a comprehensive social response in Pakistan. The study —...

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