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Martin van Nierop

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Martin van Nierop has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the Managing Director of Gondwana Environmental Solutions, an environmental consultancy based in Johannesburg. Martin has had more than 15 years of experience in the environmental field. Recently he has written environmental articles for the Jesuit Institute.

Querida Amazonia and the environment

The recently published Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, at surface value, focuses almost exclusively on the environment. Martin van Nierop highlights some of the passages that...

Burning Amazon — World’s lung under threat

Martin van Nierop responds to the reports of widescale fires in the Amazon that have made headlines in the international media. He relates his experience of visiting the Amazon and the people who he met there. Nierop reflects on the direct consequences these fires have for those communities and the far-reaching impact on climate change in South Africa and worldwide.

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Querida Amazonia and the environment

The recently published Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, at surface value, focuses almost exclusively on the environment. Martin van Nierop highlights some of the passages that...

Burning Amazon — World’s lung under threat

Martin van Nierop responds to the reports of widescale fires in the Amazon that have made headlines in the international media. He relates his experience of visiting the Amazon and the people who he met there. Nierop reflects on the direct consequences these fires have for those communities and the far-reaching impact on climate change in South Africa and worldwide.

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