tv Climate Change Countdown to COP26 BBC News October 17, 2021 6:45pm-7:00pm BST
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after 93 minutes, it is 3— two to tottenham. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. hello. i'm carine torbey in lebanon and this is countdown to the cop26 global climate summit, a series of programmes from around the world looking at the issues and challenges of climate change as nations prepare to gather in glasgow this november to discuss solutions to this global emergency.
lebanon is currently in the grip of a severe economic crisis, with people across the country struggling with extensive electricity cuts and the constant threat of petrol shortages. and changes to our climate are pushing further strain on the nation's resources. injuly, a massive wildfire broke out here in qubayyat, just north of beirut, during a period of high temperatures and strong winds. it caused widespread damage and hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes. what steps can be taken to create a more sustainable infrastructure and economy in the midst of so many environmental challenges? i've been speaking to lea kai aboujaoude, a climate change project manager at the un development project here in lebanon.
i met her at ain mreisse on beirut�*s coastal corniche. the world resources institute says that lebanon is among the top three most—stressed countries in the whole world when it comes to water resources. is it that bad? yeah, i wouldn't be surprised to find lebanon in the top three. lebanon's water resources are highly threatened by population growth and the recent syrian influx, by a high rate of pollution, a high rate of withdrawal. we don't have wastewater treatment plants across the country. in addition, you have a high reliability of the agricultural sector on irrigation. on top of it all, climate change. yes, i wouldn't be surprised to find lebanon in the top three. is this the most dramatic impact of the climate change, or are there other effects of the climate change in lebanon?
climate change has many faces. water scarcity is definitely one of the most apparent and most visible impact of climate change, especially in our region of the world. coupled with this increased frequency of extreme events, so more flash floods, heavy rain, severe storms, but also an increased frequency of hot days and nights where temperatures are above 35, so this is all exacerbating an already very fragile ecosystem and infrastructure in the country. and reports, undp studies, have shown that a lot more hot days and hot nights will be coming in the future, going from 35 to 90 days by mid—century, which means a whole summer. so a whole summer of high temperature will lead to drought, water scarcity, which will threaten
food security, energy security and the livelihoods of a lot of lebanese. lebanon is facing, at the moment, so many crises. one of them is, of course, the energy crisis. do you see any potential for the country turning into more sustainable, climate—friendly solutions? yes, definitely. i think the silver lining of this compounded crisis is that it skyrocketed the penetration rate of renewable energy, especially decentralised renewable energy, in the lebanese market. when we have seen renewable energy market increase some state by three or four times just during 2021.
all households and businesses are rushing to get quotes from renewable energy companies in lebanon and currently all companies are out of stock so yes, maybe it would be easier for us to reach our 50% target of renewable energy by 2030 during this crisis, who knows? it's probably not driven by choice but by necessity. exactly. scientists warn that warming world will make some regions too hot for humans. by 2070 up to 3 billion people are likely to have climate conditions deemed unsuitable for human life to flourish. one of the hottest countries as mauritania and western africa is where increasing tablatures have seen communities disappeared and livelihoods destroyed as many leave their ancestral homes in search of a better life.
desperation has forced him to make a new start, which begins on one of the world's longest trains, but a free ride means exposure to the extremes of the desert. as temperatures continue to rise, many more will have to make this journey. fleeing drought and rising temperatures. migrants of climate change. forced out of a desert they can no longer call home. among those attending next month's cop26 and that in scotland will be senior members of the british royal
family and ahead of the conference the prince of wales has warned of the catastrophic impact if more ambitious action isn't taken on climate change. the s of the british throne, who is it environmental campaigner, the heir of the british throne, who is it environmental campaigner, has been speaking to bbc�*s climate editor, justin rowlatt. lovely to see you. this was a rather empty field that the fan didn't need that the farm didn't need anymore and i thought,. the great thing was that i managed to plant at the same year that my grandson was born, the oldest. it is a legacy and inheritance for your grandchildren. how worried are you about the state of that inheritance? deeply worried. i've always felt that we are somehow trained to believe that nature is a separate thing from us and we can just exploit, control and suppress everything about it without suffering the conferences. the narrative has changed.
you know, lots of the things that you've said are now mainstream. it's taken far too long. world leaders gathering in glasgow to talk about things you've been saying all these years. yeah, but they just talk but the problem is to get action. which is what i've been saying the last 40 years. what about protesters, extinction rebellion has met to understand why they want to go out on the streets? i totally understand the frustration. the frustration. the difficulty is how do you direct that frustration in a way that is more constructive rather than destructive so people should really notice how despairing so many young. despairing so many young are. it is true to say that you've got a pretty hefty carbon footprint. must take a lot of gas to heat a palace. it does, but i have tried for very long time to make sure the heating is done in a way that is as sustainable possible because i have got electric cars and i had my old aston martin which i had for 51 years running
on surplus english white wine and way from the cheese process. what would you say to people watching this in terms of diet? should they be eating less meat. yes. i haven't eaten meat and fish in two days a week and i don't eat dairy products on one day a week. it is an awesome garden, isn't it. it is really a bit of a colour enough also spring. avenues of trees, i've been wanting to help plant avenues of trees which could commemorate all the people have died during this pandemic. there is a wonderful example in australia after the first world war when they planted avenues of trees to commemorate those who died. can you see what a difference urban trees would make and they are wonderful in the landscape as well.
that's it for countdown to cop26. next david eaves will be looking ahead to the summit in glasgow and the goals and obstacles will leaders face. the even more in—depth coverage, is at the bbc news website new climate page. i'm carine torbey. thanks for watching. well, damp and mild, i think that's the best way how to describe the weather for most of us today. but having said that, a little bit of sunshine certainly in the forecast through the afternoon across the south and the southwest. that could bump up temperatures to around 17 but for most of us, it is going to stay cloudy through the evening and through the night, little pieces of rain. and, in fact, we've got more wet weather heading our way for tomorrow. it's just approaching ireland in the early hours monday morning and of it,
very, very mild, double temperatures for most of us first thing. and certainly by mid morning, we've got rain moving through the southwest and across many western areas of the uk, and most of that rain will end up, i think, in the north. but extremely mild tomorrow, 18, maybe 19 degrees and that is despite all of the cloud and rain. and take a look at the temperatures, they could get up to around 20 or 21 in the southeast on tuesday and then it turns cooler and a little bit more settled for friday.
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