Charlotta Lomas

Journalist, Editor, Producer

Bonn, Germany

Charlotta Lomas

== Multimedia journalist based in Europe ==

Producer, presenter, editor and correspondent for

Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.
Speaks English, Dutch, French and German.


Feature: Sorry for What?

In 2008, the Australian government made a national apology to the Stolen Generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Charlotta Lomas examines the colonialist underpinnings of the apology.
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Living Planet: Fighting wildlife crime

A grim future for Australia's Great Barrier Reef – the world's largest walnut forests are under threat – the environmental costs of mining in Zambia - and the final journey of life in eco-style.
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WildLeaks: a whistlebower platform for poaching and wildlife crimes

Many witnesses of poaching or other wildlife crimes remain silent, fearing retribution. An anonymous whistlebower platform aims to change that. The WildLeaks project is turning information into action the ground. WildLeaks is the first secure and anonymous platform for wildlife and forest crime whistleblowers.
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Living Planet: An Octopus's Garden

Corals in the Caribbean decline at an alarming rate, but local efforts to replant them using artificial reefs prove successful. And loom bands may be popular - but are they an environmental nightmare?
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'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs'

A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The report Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs 1970-2012 was published in July by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the United Nations Environment Programme.
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Living Planet: The Engagement Party

This September the United Nations will host an emergency Climate Summit in New York City to try to lay out a plan for battling climate change. In the lead-up to those meetings Living Planet is looking closely at some of the major drivers and the effects of climate change. On today's edition of Living Planet, we’re getting engaged to climate change action.
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Living Planet: Curbing Food Waste

Farmers fight food waste using social media, vacant urban spaces become productive gardens, new technology for efficient farming and a mysterious lake emerges in Tunisia’s desert. Farmers in California are struggling with record drought. But now, one social media venture in Northern California is trying to reduce food waste and keep small farms from going under.
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Living Planet - Future Food

Our food systems are threatened by changing weather patterns, the disappearance of bees, and our carniverous diets. On today’s version of Living Planet, we look at the future of food. HomepageLiving Planet - Living Planet: Environment Matters Around the World. Living Planet - A meat eater's guide to their carbon footprint 24.07.2014.
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Worldlink: Outcasts and Castways

On this week's show: A Palestinian speaks out about Israel's offensive. Europe's watchdog OSCE gathers clues to the MH17 crash in Ukraine. Who were the HIV activists onboard MH17? And what Kurdish independence might look like. Plus, the outcasts and castaways of society: from survivors of female genital mutilation and acid attacks to the man who was swallowed up and spat out by the sea.
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Living Planet: Flying High

Spain's vultures face a grim future, garbage becomes gourmet food, and meet Germany's own 'stork father' In 2013, Spain approved the use of the drug diclofenac in cattle. This drug is banned in some countries, including India, after it was found to kill the vultures who fed on the dead animals treated with the drug.
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'Merkel might come back as a climate leader'

This week, Germany hosted the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in preparation for the Climate Change Conference in Peru at the end of this year. Christoph Bals from Germanwatch gives his verdict on how the talks went. DW: What were the major outcomes of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin? Christoph Bals: Big players for climate policy, and the EU too, are willing to get an ambitious deal next year in Paris for a new climate deal which is so necessary.
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Living Planet: Bears back in the firing line

Canada's black bear is in danger again, the fashion industry takes a more environmentally-friendly stance and fighting urban development in Buenos Aires. Most of us hardly ever think about the environmental destruction or social harm that goes into producing our clothes. Now, though, there are new tools designed to teach consumers about the social and environmental costs of clothing.
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Charlotta Lomas

Charlotta Lomas is a multi-platform journalist with a Master of Journalism.

She currently works for Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, as the environment editor, and producer and host of Living Planet.

Previously, she has worked as a freelance correspondent filing news and current affairs reports from Europe and Australia.

She speaks English, Dutch, French and German.



  • Editing
  • Hosting
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Print journalism
  • Film
  • Presenting for live broadcast
  • Documentary
  • Blogging
  • Online multimedia
  • Social Media
  • Photography
  • Producing