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Television Trust for the Environment

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Works: 557 works in 1,008 publications in 1 language and 12,858 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Forecasts  History 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 327.1
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Most widely held works by Television Trust for the Environment
Trinkets & beads ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands
The legacy of Malthus by Deepa Dhanraj ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses Malthus's theories of population and the causes of poverty. It contrasts the 19th century poor in Scotland with today's poor in India
Chemical conundrum ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consider the following irony: that we live twice as long as our ancient ancestors did, even though our bodies contain all manner of synthetic and sometimes toxic substances-an unpleasant requirement of life in our modern age. This program explores the health impact, wide variety, and alarming ubiquity of manufactured chemicals. Viewers will see how communities around the world-including Inuit seal hunters, Asian and African farmers, and residents of an industrial town in the United States-address the pervasiveness of molecular compounds found in pesticides, plastics, and other products. The benefits of these chemicals are weighed against their dangers
My City, Your City a Senegalese Mayor Fights Sea Level Rise ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the annual rainy season in Saint-Louis, one of Senegal's largest cities, thousands of people face upheaval from flood devastation linked to rising sea levels. There are no funds to build a cement sea wall, so the city dumps garbage along its waterfront in an attempt to shield itself. As mayor, Cheikh Bamba Dieye took on the responsibility of protecting his constituents from flooding, but with a severe lack of financial and infrastructural resources, the world stage became his principal weapon. Filmed prior to his appointment as Minister of Regional Planning in Senegal's national government, this program follows Mayor Dieye as he visits the imperiled streets, structures, and beaches of his city and as he travels to Mexico City to address the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change, hoping to focus global attention on the local impact of global warming. A meeting with host mayor Marcelo Ebrard brings out comparisons and contrasts in the ways that urban areas around the world face environmental challenges
Damming the Mekong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Often thought of as the Amazon of Southeast Asia, the mighty Mekong River flows through six nations and is central to the livelihoods of some 60 million people. In Laos, plans have been drawn up for 11 hydroelectric dams along the river, with the government agreeing to sell 95 percent of the electricity to neighboring Thailand. The envisioned construction projects and energy-centered commerce would create an unprecedented level of economic activity for the nation and alleviate a degree of the region's poverty. However, the dams may also cause devastating ecological damage and the dismantling of entire villages. This program travels to the site of the planned Xayaburi Dam in northern Laos, as well as to the capital city of Vientiane and other locations, to sift through the issues involved and determine whether or not the country's political and environmental leaders can find a solution. Presented and narrated by Thitarat Sriwattanapong, a Thai-born environmental studies Ph. D. candidate based in Laos
Life: the story so far ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Part 1 examines whether the globalized economy is now running out of control, or whether ordinary people can still hope to share in its wealth. Although most people today are better fed, clothed and educated than ever before, there are also millions more now living in absolute poverty
The Seattle syndrome ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 7 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Many people in the Third World feel they are being penalized when they face drastic import controls for turning their raw materials into manufactured goods. Now they're also running up against the Seattle Syndrome -- an alliance of liberals and protectionists who want more restrictions on trade to fight poor wages and exploitative working conditions. But is this a justifiable way of fighting globalization -- or a kind of colonialism in disguise? The film also examines the garment industry of the Philippines as an example
Slums and Money A Socioeconomic Analysis ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patterns of urbanization and poverty are playing an increasingly heavy role in the debate over globalization and market regulation. In a hard-hitting analysis of the issues, this program assembles a wide-ranging set of opinions from scholars and experts-as well as from ordinary individuals around the world who face urban hardships and obstacles to their livelihoods every day. Commentators include economists Jeffrey Sachs and 2008 Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman; Prof. Sakika Fukuda Parr, former editor of the UN Development Program's Human Development Report; and World Bank President Robert Zoellick. City residents, favela dwellers, and itinerant merchants in India, Turkey, Nigeria, Brazil, and China have their say
Forgotten fruit reclaiming biodiversity ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Kolli Hills of India, hardy, nutritious millet has been reintroduced to the farming community as a sustainable alternative to the short-term benefits of cash crops. And in Italy, a "food archaeologist" searches for long-lost varieties of fruit, aiming to promote biodiversity by breeding commercially viable strains. This program visits the people and places involved with agro-ecology projects, making the point that 75 percent of traditional crop varieties have been neglected and genetic diversity lost in favor of the more profitable--but less famine resistant--production of wheat, rice, and corn. Can food security be ensured by creating a market for heritage fruits and grains?
Rising Tides the Biosphere in Coastal Communities ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biosphere reserve coordinator in North Devon, England, wants people to know that a biosphere is not an arcane experiment conducted under a dome, but a living lab where environmental changes are studied with the goal of resolving conflicts between humans and nature. This program looks at the economic realities of two distinct populations that share similar ecological problems by visiting biospheres in the U.K., where shore areas are threatened by increasing sea levels, and in Kenya, where development endangers coastal habitats. It's more than the beauty of salt marshes and coral reefs that is threatened by rising tides; it's the life of communities as well
Burning bush saving peat swamp forests in Indonesia ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intention behind the Indonesian Mega Rice Project was a good one: by demolishing millions of acres of peat swamp forest, land could be cleared to cultivate much-needed grain. But the project unleashed a cascade of interlocking social and ecological catastrophes--a situation considered to be one of the worst environmental disasters on the planet. This program follows the efforts of agronomist Suwido Limin to protect his peat swamp forest research areas from the fires raging across Borneo as a result of the failed Mega Rice Project. The film makes the point that the flames now ravaging this unique ecosystem are also destroying an important carbon sink, exacerbating climate change and helping to give Indonesia the dubious distinction of being the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. (Portions in other languages with English subtitles, 26 minutes)
All different, all equal by Television Trust for the Environment ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 11 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Looks at progress in achieving greater equality for women -- five years after the Beijing Conference on Women where government delegations pledged themselves to tackle increasing violence against women. Examines gains in women's rights globally with visits to Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Fiji, New Zealand, Brazil and other nations focusing on crimes against women and achievements by women towards equality
The Science of climatology ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the Industrial Revolution sparked the widespread burning of fossil fuels, scientists have concerned themselves with the climatic effects of carbon dioxide. This program spotlights milestones in the history of that research as it seeks to understand humankind's impact on Earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse effect, global warming, ozone depletion, the Keeling Curve, the Atlantic Conveyor Theory, and other key concepts are illustrated through the contributions of Jean-Baptiste Fourier, John Tyndall, Svante Arrhenius, Charles Keeling, Joe Farman, James Hansen, Richard Alley, and Wally Broecker
Untouchable? ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 18 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This segment examines the lives of dalits in a small village in southern India. Identified as outcasts or 'untouchables' whole families of dalit people exist in India effectively as bonded or slave laborers. There are an estimated 100 million child laborers in India. Human rights organizations are now taking up the dalits' cause and calling for the end of a system of discrimination as heinous as the former apartheid system in South Africa
Credit where credit is due ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 16 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This segment examines the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee that provides micro-credit to rural women in Bangladesh who live on the edge of poverty. It recounts how taking out a loan revolutionized the lives of village women -- not only increasing their incomes but also helping to improve their, and their children's, health
Bucking the system alternatives to cash and capital ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are the days of the traditional cash economy numbered? This program examines ground-breaking monetary systems designed to benefit disadvantaged segments of the population and build strength in the small business sector-not only in the United States, but also in Mexico, India, Poland, and Britain. Traveling to each country, the program showcases remarkable financial innovations-including the "Ithaca hour," a currency rapidly becoming standard in the upstate New York town; a Greenwich "time bank" that encourages community involvement; and Warsaw's Fundusz Micro credit organization, which helps entrepreneurs build businesses without capital. (27 minutes)
Fair trade, fair profit making green enterprise work ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All over the world, green enterprise is growing. This program focuses on the catalyst that is transforming Earth-friendly businesses into paying ventures: a thing that economists call externalities. In Mexico, coffee growers use collective bargaining to create a more secure market. In Tanzania, where malaria is rampant, a mosquito net manufacturer makes good by marketing social change. In Brazil, babassu nut farmers preserve their traditional business by finding markets for their nut by-products. And in Uganda, impoverished entrepreneurs rebuild their community with startup money from a nontraditional venture capital fund called C3. (27 minutes)
The Philadelphia story ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 5 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This film profiles the case of Cheri Honkala, executive director of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union of Philadelphia, one of the U.S. workers left behind by the globalized economy who tells the story of what's happened in her hometown. Includes commentary by academics and noted authorities examining how the globalized economy affects American jobs
The silver age by Television Trust for the Environment ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 13 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Advances in healthcare mean that more people are living longer with over 560 million age 60 and over in the world today. In parts of Europe, North America, and Japan, the proportion of older people is rising faster than any other group. The result, often, is a growing population of old people with too few young people to take care of them. This program explores the implications in three different countries: India, Japan and Tunisia
City life by Television Trust for the Environment ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows Marta Suplicy, the mayor of São Paulo, Brazil, as she visits schools, hospitals, favelas, and a shelter for battered women, in her quest to improve the living conditions of the city
 
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Central Television, Television trust for the environment
Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement, Television trust for the environment
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