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Television Trust for the Environment

Works: 557 works in 1,120 publications in 1 language and 16,458 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Nature films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Environmental films  Educational television programs  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Other, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 576.83
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Publications about Television Trust for the Environment
Publications by Television Trust for the Environment
Most widely held works by Television Trust for the Environment
Energy wise : developing renewable solutions ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Access to affordable, sustainable energy supplies is a growing concern around the world. This program looks at successful enterprises that are providing some renewable energy solutions. In Scotland, small-scale turbines put wind power within the reach of domestic users. In Sweden, the world's first train to be run solely on biogas has been developed. In Nepal, biogas stoves are improving the quality of life in many ways. And in India, agricultural plant waste is being turned into solid fuel briquettes for use in industrial stoves and boilers, while a solar energy company has developed environmentally friendly lighting technology that disadvantaged communities can afford
My City, Your City : a Senegalese Mayor Fights Sea Level Rise ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 231 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
Burning bush : saving peat swamp forests in Indonesia ( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 226 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)."--Container
Aliens from planet earth : problem of invasive species ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
After direct habitat destruction, nonnative species introduced by humans to new areas pose the largest threat to global biodiversity. This program looks at how scientists and conservationists are coping with a number of these critical situations, such as on Seychelles, where rats have caused 200 years of devastation; on Scotland's Outer Hebrides, where hedgehogs were released to control garden slugs; and in New York City, where Asian longhorn beetles threaten not only Central Park but the forests of the entire east coast. Also examined are the political and economic difficulties of these species invasions when tensions arise between the interests of environmental protection and increasing trade. (25 minutes)
Forgotten fruit : reclaiming biodiversity ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 222 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?
Chemical conundrum ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
This program explores the health impact of manufactured chemicals found in pesticides, plastics, and other products. The benefits of these chemicals are weighed against their dangers
The nature of business : partnering with the environment ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"As corporations continue to think globally, the rapidly deteriorating state of the environment is demanding that they act locally-- now. This program brings together the president of the World Bank and visionary corporate leaders to map out a plan for a sustainable future that everyone can live with"--Container
Rising tides : the biosphere in coastal communities ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Slums and money : a socioeconomic analysis ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Focuses on patterns of urbanization and poverty and its relationship to globalization and market regulation. Commentators include Jeffrey Sachs, Paul Drugman, Sakika Fukuda Parr, and Robert Zoellick. City residents, favela dwellers and merchants in India, Turkey, Nigeria, Brazil and China are also interviewed
Damming the Mekong ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library 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."--Container
Alternative Names
Central Television, Television trust for the environment
Central Television Television trust for the environment GB
Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement, Television trust for the environment
Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement Television trust for the environment GB
TVE International
TVE (Television Trust for the Environment)
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