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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'Religious communities are concerned about the climate'

Religious leaders met at the Interfaith Climate Summit to discuss how to tackle climate challenges from a faith-based perspective. After all, there is no such thing as believing in climate change, says Guillermo Kerber. Guillermo Kerber: The purpose was to show how religious communities are concerned about the climate, how they accept the scientific consensus that is showing the consequences of climate change today and for the coming years.

Living Planet: The Ugly Special

From urine-generated electricity, to the less-aesthetically fortunate of nature's creatures, and giving imperfect, disfigured fruit a second chance at life - we take a look at all things considered ugly and repulsive. As consumers, we're accustomed to the shiny, regular-shaped fruit and vegetables that are free of blemishes.
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Marrying conservation with comedy to save ugly animals

Heard of the the blobfish or the Canadian blue-grey tail dropper slug? They aren’t exactly the world’s cutest species. Simon Watt from the Ugly Animal Preservation Society tells us why they, too, need conserving. It all started about two years ago. I suppose I was combining three of my favorite things which are comedy, conservation and democracy.
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Living Planet: Bison burger anyone?

Will eating bison burgers save the near-threatened species? - Why Vietnam’s rice bowl is turning salty --- France pays people to cycle to work --- And what happens when the water dries up in Sao Paulo? Bison are once again hovering on the edge of threatened species status. Ranchers play an important role in ensuring the species’ survival.
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WMO: 'The longer we wait, the worse the situation will be'

2013 saw a record level of greenhouse gases in the earth's atmosphere. Oksana Tarasova from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) tells DW that emissions aren't the only problem: it's where the gases go.
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Living Planet: Adapting to climate change

Rebuilding Christchurch to prepare for climate change --- Dutch design eco-friendly dikes in the flood-prone Netherlands--- Danish scientists trial new ways to boost food production --- and mysterious bird fatalities at a solar power plant in the Mojave Desert. New Zealand's second largest city Christchurch marks four years since the first in a series of devastating earthquakes.
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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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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