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Two years ago on January 12, as the late afternoon heat ebbed away, a catastrophic magnitude 7 earthquake hit the island of Hispaniola, devastating Haiti.
I really do hope that when climate change minister Greg Barker calls green campaigners “environmental Taliban” he’s including CAFOD.
Well, the dark skies are persisting over Durban for the climate change talks, but it’s nothing in comparison to the storm over the UK’s vetoing of the new European agreement over fiscal policy and regulation.
There’s a gloomy sky over Durban today on the penultimate day of talks. Richard Black of the BBC is saying that the talks “lack urgency” and from where I’m sitting he seems to have a point.
When it came to critical global issues, the richest nations on earth decided to decide later, says Catholic aid agency CAFOD, of the G20 communiqué.
The development ambitions of the G20 are not evident in the draft summit communique leaked to the media this morning (4 November), says CAFOD.
David Cameron needs to stop hiding behind the US and support a financial transaction tax to combat poverty and climate change, says CAFOD.
Development charities from a wide number of backgrounds have warned that the world could fail to meet its targets on HIV if action is not sustained.
Aid agencies have taken a photo climate petition to No 10 Downing Street, in a campaign to get the UK government to act on its green pledges.
Southern Ethiopia is being devastated by a drought that has taken the lives of more than 300,000 livestock, threatening the future of the pastoralist communities who rely on them.