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Journey to the Polar Ice RimJourney to the Polar Ice Rim

A behind the scenes look at the UN Secretary-General’s recent visit to the Arctic where he witnessed first hand the rapid effects on the local environment caused by global warming.

6 Billion Others - Climate voices6 Billion Others - Climate voices

Climate change is amongst the most important global challenges with which millions of people will have to content. For this film, 600 interviews were conducted in 17 countries. Testimonies were not only gathered from people whose lives are directly affected by climate change, but also in countries where the issue is far from people’s concerns.

REDD AlertREDD Alert

Could carbon become the developing world’s new cash crop? Tropical forests store a quarter of the earths carbon and suck in 15 per cent of all the CO2 we emit each year. A new international concept called REDD, aims to make tropical forests more valuable as living, breathing ecosystems than if they are cleared for farmland. Earth Report travels to the vast rainforests of Africas Congo Basin, to find out if forests can realistically pay their way as global carbon stores and who will benefit

Earth Report - Burning BushEarth Report - Burning Bush

Earth Report travels to Indonesia where recent fires have been laying waste to
vast areas of peat swamp forest. The worlds tropical forests store 25 per cent
of all terrestrial carbon and absorb 15 percent of our annual C02 emissions.
But when those forests are cleared the tables are turned and forests emit CO2
rather than storing it. Scientists estimate that deforestation contributes up
to 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Earth Report assess the
destruction and

Floating GardensFloating Gardens

Bangladesh faces severe problems  as a consequence of storms, cyclones and floods. The ancient practice of floating gardens - beds of straw and water hyacinths on which crops are grown - is making a comeback in the face of increased floods.

Sinking IslandsSinking Islands

In the south of Bangladesh,  islands are literally being washed away by tidal surges and storms, as a consequence of climate change in the country.

AntwortAntwort

This animated short film will make an environmentalist of everyone!  It provides easy-to-follow tips about how viewers can support sustainability and environmental well-being in their everyday lives and the choices they make in areas like appliance use and transportation.

AntwortAntwort

This animated short film will make an environmentalist of everyone!  It provides easy-to-follow tips about how viewers can support sustainability and environmental well-being in their everyday lives and the choices they make in areas like appliance use and transportation.

Yellow River BluesYellow River Blues

The sixth longest in the world, the Yellow River and its basin have been associated with China’s prosperity for thousands of years. In recent decades, rapid economic development has increased the river’s pollution and sediment levels, posing major challenges in managing its water for agriculture, industry, power generation and domestic uses. A new study cautions that climate change can reduce the volume of water, adding pressure on all sectors to share water more efficiently and care

Janos Pasztor, UN Climate Change TeamJanos Pasztor, UN Climate Change Team

Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, expresses concern that just weeks away from the United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen, public support in the United States may be declining.

Ban Ki-moon on "The Road to Copenhagen"Ban Ki-moon on "The Road to Copenhagen"

An interview with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the current state of climate change and what needs to be done by all the stakeholders.

Melting GlaciersMelting Glaciers

A young well-educated Sherpa takes a journey back to his ancestral village in the Himalayas, to see for himself the problems his people face as a consequence of global warming.

REDD as part of the solutionREDD as part of the solution

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries - is an effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests.

Pavan Sukhdev on Green Economy InitiativePavan Sukhdev on Green Economy Initiative

Mobilizing and re-focusing the global economy towards investments in clean technologies and ’natural’ infrastructure such as forests and soils is the best bet for real growth, combating climate change and triggering an employment boom in the 21st century.

Cambodia's LakeCambodia's Lake

Tonle Sap lake in central Cambodia used to be a fisherman's heaven, but growing population pressures, the advent of commercial fishing, and the onset of climate change have left the fishermen who live in beautiful floating villages on the lake shore in dire straits.