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 - 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...
Oslo, Norway- Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday even though she had been the bookmakers’ favourite. The secretive five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Ethiopian prime minster Abiy Ahmed from...
By Bernard Maranga, KBC/NECJOGHA Likoni Channel, Kenya- The process of retrieving the vehicle that slipped off a ferry at the Likoni channel crossing and sunk into the Indian Ocean with a woman and her daughter has begun.   Government Spokesperson Cyrus...
By David Luganda, AFMC/NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda – The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has predicted some reduction of rainfall activity in Karamoja sub region, areas within central Lake Kyoga basin and those flanking Lake Victoria to its west. “In contrast, areas...
STORY HIGHLIGHTS In fiscal year 2019, the World Bank Group committed nearly $17.8 billion to climate-related investments, surpassing current targets for the second year in a row. Three country snapshots illustrate some of the ways climate change considerations were...
By Frank Lukwago New Vision/NECJOGHA New York, US - Dozens of promises were made by governments, civil society and business. Accountability is the next step Last week, UN chief António Guterres gathered the world’s political, business and civil society leaders in...
Nairobi – Over half of all movements observed in the first six month of 2019 through flow monitoring in the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) were motivated by economic reasons, and yet over 8m people remain internally displaced. This is...

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