Defenders Of The Planet
green china rising
China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But now, facing toxic rivers, polluted air, melting glaciers, encroaching deserts and runaway emissions, this is the story of the environmental pioneers who are fighting back. Turbines to harvest electricity from the wind, algae to turn black coal green, grapes to hold back the desert: this is a green China rising.
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Mandarin Films in association with Parkview Group and CICC
Asian Television Awards - Won Highly Recommended Best Current Affairs Programme
Episode InformationIn the war to save our planet's future, the battleground is China: a country fighting a frightening number of environmental battles. It’s up against toxic rivers, polluted air, extreme weather events, melting glaciers, encroaching deserts and a massive, growing, population. Yet all across China, cutting-edge technologies are fighting back against the forces of environmental doom. Turbines to harvest electricity from the wind, algae to turn black coal green, and grape vines hold back the desert. It’s a mind-blowing, game-changing drive to push back the frontiers of energy science and green living. We meet the environmental pioneers who are stepping up with new innovations, reaching across borders, and breaking through boundaries. They might just be deciding the fate of humanity. This is the story of a green China rising.