In the war to save our planet's future, the battleground is China ... the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases…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 and growing urban population driving breakneck economic growth and runaway emissions.
Climate change isn’t a threat here, it has already struck. But China is striking back. With innovative solutions other countries can barely dream of.
Today, all across China, cutting-edge technologies are fighting back against the forces of environmental doom. Turbines harvest electricity from the wind, algae turns black coal green, grapes hold back the desert.
China’s ancient silk road is now lined with wind-turbines as far as the eye can see.
We meet the many new pioneers across China, who are stepping up with new innovations, new ideas that crash through conventional thinking, reach across borders, and break through boundaries.
It’s a mind-blowing, game-changing drive to push back the frontiers of energy science and green living… and it might just be deciding the fate of humanity.
This is the story of a green China rising.