Laurie Goering,

Laurie Goering

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Laurie:

Africa: World Health Envoy Warns of Unrest in Poor Nations Without Action to Combat Virus

Without help to combat the pandemic, poor countries could see 'ungovernability', World Health Organization envoy says → Read More

Sierra Leone: Q&A - How the Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Is Preparing for COVID-19

Interview - Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr talks to the Thomson Reuters Foundation about the challenges of keeping residents safe in Sierra Leone's capital → Read More

As coronavirus drives climate protests off streets, activists go online

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Extinction Rebellion climate activists began preparing for a fresh year of protests in 2020, their chief concerns ranged from potential new police and legal restrictions on street protests, to how to boost their own numbers, diversity and effectiveness. → Read More

African Youth Activists Warn of 'Great Danger' From Climate Chaos

Swedish teen Greta Thunberg lent her star power to focus attention on "under-reported" African perspectives on climate change → Read More

Scientists paint Australia fires as red alert on climate change

LONDON - With the sky outside a menacing red, Nerilie Abram's family is staying inside, with the windows shut and curtains drawn at their home in Canberra, Australia's smoke-choked capital. → Read More

West Africa: Runaway Warming Could Sink Fishing and Reef Tourism, Researchers Warn

Reef tourism, a nearly $36-billion-a-year industry today, could see more than 90% losses by 2100, ocean experts warn → Read More

Runaway warming could sink fishing and reef tourism, researchers warn

Reef tourism, a nearly $36-billion-a-year industry today, could see more than 90 percent losses globally by 2100 under a high-emissions scenario, according to a study. → Read More

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos', Oxfam says

Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade - a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on Monday. → Read More

Africa: Climate Change Could Put Development Goals Beyond Reach, UN Official Warns

As global warming brings wilder weather, more harvest failures and the risk of growing migration and poverty, "sustainable development as we think of it today may be out of reach", a top U.N. specialist in climate change losses warned on Wednesday. → Read More

Green Climate Fund attracts higher pledges, open for more

"We are very excited because we should be able to prevent a lot of climate hurt", says fund’s executive director By Laurie Goering LONDON, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthier countries on Friday promised nearly $9.8 billion over the next four years to an international fund to help poorer nations develop cleanly and adapt to climate stresses, with nearly a dozen nations doubling their… → Read More

Africa: Scientists Back Wider Family-Planning Access to Ease Climate Threats

Making affordable contraception available to women who want it would be a cheap, effective way to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world, scientists said on Tuesday. → Read More

Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

Making affordable contraception available to women who want it would be a cheap, effective way to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world, scientists said on Tuesday. → Read More

Richer nations urged to boost protection against wild weather as losses jump

Economic losses caused by the most extreme weather events, from hurricanes to wildfires, are surging fastest in parts of the world outside the tropics - places that once saw relatively few such disasters, scientists and statisticians have warned. → Read More

Climate summit pledges fall short, as big emitters skip 'honest appraisal'

Despite new pledges, UN gathering aimed at accelerating action on climate change produced few surprises from the richest nations → Read More

From Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City gets its drinking water from a network of more than 20 reservoirs and lakes further north in New York state, some more than 100 miles (161 km) away. → Read More

Adults swell ranks of students marching in record global climate protest

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ben Davis' father spent his career working at a petroleum company. But on Friday, Davis - a chemical engineer, like his dad - did something he'd never done before. → Read More

Africa: Climate-Change Protesters Poised to Kick Off Global Wave of Street Marches

New York - As world leaders begin arriving for a summit at the United Nations on accelerating action to address climate threats, adults are planning to join students in an unprecedented wave of youth-led climate protests on Friday, organizers said. → Read More

Africa: Damage to Land Feeds Migration and Conflict

Vast swathes of land, from Africa to the Middle East, are being left useless by climate shifts and human pressures such as deforestation, mining and farming, threatening to hike migration and conflict, a senior U.N. environmental official warned. → Read More

East Africa: More People, Less Water? Scientists See Risks On Upper Nile

Rapid population growth, combined with a hike in hot and dry years, is likely to dramatically increase the number of people suffering water scarcity on the upper River Nile, climate change scientists said on Wednesday. → Read More

Innovation rush aims to help farmers, rich and poor, beat climate change

Researchers are putting their heads together to find new high-tech ways for farmers to adapt to a hotter world, wherever they live → Read More