Nigerian journalist, Armsfree Onomo Ajanaku, speaks to delegates from his country as the UN COP17 climate change talks in Durban enter their final day. What are the main environmental threats they need to tackle and what do they hope to achieve from the negotiations?
Panos London Newsletter
It’s been a busy month. As a member of the Climate Change Media Partnership, Panos London supported 19 journalists from 15 nations to attend and report from the 17th UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. This newsletter features a selection of articles from that initiative, as well as stories published around World AIDS Day and International Mountains Day. You can also read about Sampat Pal, whose uncompromising campaigning has made her a local heroine for women fighting injustice in India.
Armsfree Ajanaku tries to strip away some of the jargon common to climate change debates. Read the original article with the Climate Change Media Partnership
Sampat Pal has become an unlikely heroine to tens of thousands of poor women across India as the leader of the Gulabi Gang (“gulabi”, meaning pink in Hindi, refers to the colour of their saris).
It is nine years since the International Year of Mountains (2002) when Panos London launched the Mountain Voices website, an online archive of testimonies from some 300 men and women living in mountain communities from 10 countries.
Before leaving for Durban, Wendi Bernadette Losha explained to Leocadia Bongben why ‘slash and burn’ farming techniques are bad for both local agriculture and the environment and why the Durban conference must provide alternatives for small scale farmers.
A woman had been married for just five and a half months when her husband died. While going through his possessions after his death, she found documents which showed that her husband had been HIV positive for a long time and was even taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.