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Climate Justice: the Nicaraguan perspective

In December 2020, UN general secretary, Antonio Guterres, warned that humans are waging a “suicidal” war against the natural world, which is “devastating our planet. Nature is striking back with gathering fury, biodiversity is collapsing….” --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nicaragua is a small Central American country roughly the size of England and Wales with a...

What would a successful outcome of COP26 look like?

According to *Dr Paul Oquist, the former head of the Nicaraguan COP Delegation and author of Equilibra: The Philosophy and Political Economy of Existence and Extinction, there are two keys to saving climate change negotiations. The first is increasing the level of ambition, commitment and action to cut carbon emissions particularly...

Nicaragua begins rolling out Covid vaccination programme

On 2 March the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA), began vaccinations prioritising highly vulnerable patients in two hospitals in Managua. These were Sputnik-V vaccines from the Russian Federation and 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by India. A further shipment of 135,000 doses arrived on 16 March as part of the World...

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