tv Our World BBC News December 17, 2019 2:30am-3:00am GMT
the headlines: we stopped using plastic straws. we have bamboo stores now. we recycle everything. we're pretty strict. boeing will temporarily suspend production of its 737 max airliner from january. it's not bubbling hard enough yet. it was grounded in march after two is there enough flour in this? fatal crashes in indonesia and ethiopia that killed 346 people. because i think it's... the company says it won't lay—off the girls are concerned workers, but the stoppage is likely about climate change but they're to affect suppliers hopeful they can have an impact. and the wider economy. opposition parties in india have i'm not mad, i'm just worried about and kinda frustrated condemned what they describe about the stage of this planet. as the police's "violent suppression" of student protests over a new citizenship law. if we, like, work together and like, the congress party accused believe that's really happening, the government of declaring war on its own people, after video yeah, i think we can stop it. we just get these big footage of police beating protesters leaders to believe in it, at a university appeared on social media. i think everything's pretty much possible. britain's prime minister is planning i think it's important a new law to prevent any extension to eat food that's, like, grown locally and not, like, of the brexit transition process shipped from other countries, beyond the end of 2020. like avocados or bananas. the withdrawal agreement even in the winter, will include a clause making i go to school by bike. further delays illegal. it takes time to get there more than in the autumn or spring because, you know, there's a lot there is some concern this revives the possibility of the uk leaving of snow, but i can deal with it. the eu without a trade deal. over the last few years,
there are new thoughts in ireland to try to restore the devolved ii has become a green champion. government. it has been three years since power—sharing collapse because of disagreements between sinn fein and the democratic unionist party. it's only happened because of there is pressure on the new parties to get back into government. the the collective effort crisis in the health service, strike action plan and other issues. of the community. and tackling climate change brings people together. winter at stormont, parties out in the cold. we are ready! yes! there we go! each morning civil servants yes. it's so good to see you! arrive to run the country. it's many moons since politicians took decisions here. it's a source of continuous pain. every week, we are just gathering together and jumping in the frozen river. it's something that we do together. john's one of thousands of patients in northern ireland now waiting years for routine operations. a lack of government has led to the slow decay of services. this is my team, who works while the parties try to resolve their differences, for the climate change mitigation. we do it every thursday, he faces another year—and—a—half‘s go together, jump in the freezing wait for a hip replacement. i mean, to wait that long, river, and then we feel so good. and your life's on hold.
in the kind of pain you're in. yeah, yeah. it's just on hold. you can't do anything. we feel like a newborn baby when we've done that, yeah. it feels so good because it there's too many people pointing makes you feel alive. the finger at each other. nothing else makes theyjust need to get on. you feel this good! you are a part of nature. you are — you have all the power in the world. and you do it together — today, calls for an irish language act. the main issue pretending sinn fein and the democratic unionists that's the thing. from governing together again. as ever, we enter into these negotiations in a spirit of optimism and determination. for us finns, it is very important and now the big test to be in the nature. is political will. i have listened very carefully we do find our peace, during this election campaign, our soul, in the forest. and right throughout the campaign the most beautiful thing, though, there was a desire to get stormont back up and running again. is the collaboration therefore, we are here to try and make that happen, i hope all the other parties will too. with the schools. so the children learn since the dup lost its influence in westminster, there's that it is possible to make actions new incentive to get back for the better of environment to power—sharing here, but deeply—held positions on both sides make compromise a difficult task. both parties were punished and climate, and it is also in the general election
for three years of stalemate. profitable at the same time. if there's no agreement in weeks they will face assembly elections, a path they may want to avoid. emma vardy, bbc news, belfast. now on bbc news, our world. we have been able to cut as the push to save the planet gets even more urgent, co2 emissions so much, one town has already and i do hope that everybody in the world would find the same cut its carbon emissions by 80%. will and want to do it, we have been not waiting for the world to tackle climate change. we want to do it ourselves. because it is possible. ii, in northern finland, is one of the greenest towns in europe. powered by 100% renewable energy. the town's children already play a role in energy—saving ways of living. people still hunt and fish as part
of their everyday lives. we have a trap there. most parts of the uk are pretty we hope they are big chilly at the moment, pikes, but we will see. so we have had some snow but could there be a cost across northern scotland and quite to being europe's greenest town? a harsh frost, but the main message for the week ahead is quite the opposite. it is going to be mild, wet, and very windy at times as well, but a bit of sunshine from time to time too. it doesn't look like it will be a complete washout. the satellite picture shows a fair bit of cloud across southern parts of the uk, drizzly, northern england is quite misty at the moment with cold weather across scotland. we have had some snow here, this is one of europe's most it will continue to remain quite wintry through the early hours here, but temperatures are rising eco—friendly places. through the night. it was around —6 degrees in parts of scotland. by the end of the night those this small town of 10,000 people temperatures will be a little bit in northern finland has cut c02 emissions by 80%. higher, but in the far south—east, we are starting with around seven degrees. quite a bit of cloud here, elsewhere in europe, mist and murk around the midlands, the average rate of reduction is less than 20%. northern england, and there will be some sunshine around on tuesday. not a gloomy day everywhere. i think the most likely place to stay cloudy and quite damp this woman is leading is east anglia and the south east. it is pretty chilly, the green revolution in ii. around five degrees for many of us.
the forecast tuesday night into wednesday, this is the city with all these we are in between weather systems. fresh ideas for how to really this next one is heading our way tackle climate change. but we're just ahead of it, and that means that on wednesday or at least wednesday morning, we start off with a lot of fog around. by 2025, ii wants to be there could be some real problems the first town in the world with thick fog particularly to produce zero waste. around the midlands. a goal embraced by all generations. then the wind starts to pick up, we will see some sunshine briefly before this weather front arrives we are heading to the centre of ii. on our shores and reaches south—western england, wales, it's houses from 18th century. and northern ireland. this as a spell of very wet and windy weather. we are talking about severe gales blowing around some of these coasts here, in fact from wednesday the changes started seven years ago. and into thursday, gusts could be around 70 miles an hour. ii stopped burning fossil fuels and began to build wind farms. not as windy inland, they've switched to but still windy enough. we can see all that bad weather renewable energy only. sweeps across the uk wind, hydro, solar, and geothermal. through the course of wednesday night and into thursday as well. at the end of the week, this big low pressure is basically dominating a whole chunk of the atlantic, western europe as well. it is notjust us that get bad weather too, we understood in ii, there will be some rough, seven years ago, that climate change windy weather across parts is not coming, climate of europe as well. change is here. as we head towards the end and we cannot expect the rest of the week, the temperature of the world to do anything is going to pick up, for our sake. we will see mild southerlies for a time — we could heading around we need to try to do our best, and take this into our own hands.
they believe the key 13 degrees in the south. is early education. this primary school has 100 children aged 7—12 years old. in all schools across town, that's it, bye—bye. older kids mentor younger kids about climate change. so, in our school, we do something very similar. 15—year—old kia is one of the mentors. i have gone to great help to younger children to do the better choices and help the environment. they are doing so well already. it's sofia and 0tto's job to check
if the classrooms have the right temperature and lighting levels. there is going on big climate crisis. and we have to work together to stop climate change and help the environment. many of you may think, what can one human do? well, actually, the small, better choices that we make to switch off the lights,
that's probably the easiest thing you can do. when you combine them all together, it really makes a big change. all schools in ii get back 50% welcome to bbc news. of the money they have saved on utility bills. i'm mike embley. our top stories: the other 50% goes back to the local authority. crisis at boeing. the company suspends production of its 737 max aircraft — these certificates are grounded since march — from the 50/50 project. after two fatal crashes. 0pposition parties in india condemn police for the violent suppression we have saved lots of money of protests over and students can themselves decide the way they use this money. a new citizenship law. for example, those flats you saw many believe that young people here, before have been bought with this money. who are trying to voice their dissent in a democracy, were crushed by the state. ii has got only two supermarkets. and that's triggered a reaction across india. britain's prime minister plans people make a big effort to eat a new law to prevent any extension locally—produced food. of the brexit transition process hunting and fishing is an important beyond the end of 2020. part of everyday life. this man is a retired engineer. growing concern in australia over the worsening wildfires and extreme weather — fire chiefs speak out, saying the country needs he is heading to a river near ii
where finland's biggest pike was caught. we hunt moose and we catch fish, and we get also berries in the summer but we are going to take some fish from the lake. we have a trap there and we hope there are big pikes, but we will see. 0nly little fish! maybe 30, a0. but maybe we put it back. fishing is a matter of luck. we have no luck today. (laughs).
next to the kovjoki river is one of europe's biggest peatlands. here, people have been burning peat for centuries to generate electricity. but peat can store twice as much carbon as forests, so now they are being restored to fight climate change. this man is the landowner. he used to be the chairman of the local electricity company. i do this because i want this peatland to be as it used to be. this is, of course, very little thing in the global scale, but this is something concrete. i like concrete things. he believes we need everyone in the world to fight climate change. it is an investment
for the future of our planet, in a very small scale. it's not in that way that i do it only to make myself feel good, but i know that if i can contribute to this, maybe other people want to do the same thing. ii has made headlines around the world for fighting climate change, and others want to follow in their footsteps. lena has been invited to speak at a conference attended by more than 200 politicians, scientists, and youth leaders. i am going to tell about possibilities at the local level. so what can cities, municipalities, towns do to tackle climate change? the european union now
with the new commission, one of the new targets to open this green financing, so why not start here with the forest and peatlands and make it... ..the perfect project for climate sinks... yes, yes! so we shall develop something to get out of that. it would be great. please welcome the lena, in the municipality of ii, a place also known as the climate hero of europe. applause. so far we have received investment from outside of ii of 190 million euros, solely and purely for the climate change actions. only the wind energy sector is producing in ii taxation of about 1.5 million euros every year for the city budget. we have created at least 80 jobs that we would not have without the climate change actions that we do. there are delegates from all over the world here.
wonderful to meet you. i was transfixed with ii. 5.5 million people live in finland. they're responsible for 0.1% of the world's co2 emissions. 0k. like, what we can do and how we can share that... leena is still convinced their efforts to cut greenhouse gases will make a global impact. it is so very easy for us to say that it does not matter what we do, it depends on what china does or what the us does. it is — there is no—one else. it is us. yes, we are in an emergency situation. yes, we need to do a lot. but i am very optimistic. i am a mother of two children and whatever i do, i am sure they will do better. ii used to rely on oil, wood and hydroelectric power. now, wind turbines cover 30%
of the town's energy needs. hydro power accounts for the other two—thirds. and the investment in renewable energy has paid off. ii produces ten times more clean energy than it consumes. it sells the surplus energy to the grid and generates 2 million euros in revenues for the town. and there are more financial benefits.
ii has a strong sense of community and tackling climate change seems to bring people together. hello! the town hopes to reach its goal of zero waste in five years' time. at this meeting tonight in the northern part of ii, they're discussing how to help do this. warm welcome to our home. laughter. 0ur climate week — climate friendly week. yes. speaks finnish. so the village has this new plan, a weekly plan. so, on monday, you exercise. 0n tuesdays, you only eat veggies, yeah? yes. 0n wednesdays... speaks finnish. you collect. you circle what you have you collect. yes. speaks finnish. thursdays, you go to the marketplaces and you exchange what you have, like
a shared economy idea. and on fridays? speaks finnish. you don't buy anything. yes, the weekend? laughter. residents seem to be eager to sign up anita's plan for environmentally friendly living. but the mood changes when they start discussing the second item on tonight's agenda. argh! a proposal to build a new wind farm in the forest right next to the village. people are worried that they'll be losing their bond with nature, but there are other issues too. the power from those wind turbines is going to the people who live in south finland. it's not going to stay in our area. so we think it should — they should produce it there, closer to people who actually
are going to use it. so it's like they are going to get all of the benefits and we are going to get everything that's not so good. it's not fair. it's like we pay the price and they look good, having the green energy. the proposed new wind farm will generate enough electricity for 55,000 homes but the sheer size of the project is causing concern. anita is setting off in the snow to meet ari, the town's mayor, to explain why her community is so worried. we won't be winner. we won't be loser. we want only compromise. they want to build 63 windmill. oh, what a trip!
two—thirds of the energy ii needs is provided by hydroelectric power stations. but it has a drawback in a town traditionally built on fishing. so this is the fish farm here in ii. there is a lot of small fishes, salmon, trout. a little bit more than 1 million fish are here. salmon are migratory and make their way up the river to breed. but the dam walls and turbines brought a stop to this. in an effort to bolster the number, the hydro power station is funding a breeding programme to compensate for the falling fish stocks. to measure the effectiveness of the breeding programme, workers mark the fish by removing their top fin before releasing them into the river.
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