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Television Trust for the Environment

Overview
Works: 511 works in 957 publications in 1 language and 12,516 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Forecasts  History 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: JZ1318, 327.1
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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
Trinkets & beads ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 218 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 D Dhanraj( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 159 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
City life by Television Trust for the Environment( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 144 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
Life: the story so far ( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 132 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
Slums and Money A Socioeconomic Analysis ( visu )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 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
The Seattle syndrome ( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 126 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
Chemical conundrum ( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 120 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
All different, all equal by Television Trust for the Environment( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 118 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
Untouchable? ( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 108 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
The other side El otro lado ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Examines the devastating impact of Mexican-United States migration. The families and communities left behind are disabled, and their languages and cultures are being destroyed. This program looks at villagers who strive to ensure that their children will no longer have to migrate to have a better life
Educating Lucia ( visu )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Part 25 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Focuses on the story of three African sisters who want to graduate to secondary school but are more likely to receive no formal education, working as seasonal laborers on one of Zimbabwe's large tobacco farms. They're being raised by their grandmother who can only afford school fees for one girl. In African countries such as Zimbabwe, Uganda and Benin the odds are dramatically against girls getting an education
Credit where credit is due ( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 105 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
The silver age by Television Trust for the Environment( visu )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 103 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
The right to choose by Television Trust for the Environment( visu )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Part 8 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Nibret is eleven -- and they're marrying her off to a man she's never met. Forced marriage isn't unusual in northern Ethiopia -- it helps to cement ties between families and establish land rights. This program reports on the dissonant voices arguing for change in local cultures -- and calls for reproductive health care and primary education for women and looks at widespread discrimination and violence against women
Forgotten fruit reclaiming biodiversity ( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 99 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?
The Millennium goals dream or reality? ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
"Explores the ambition and scope of the UN's Millennium Development Goals, and the obstacles to their achievement"--Container
Burning bush saving peat swamp forests in Indonesia ( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 97 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)
My City, Your City a Senegalese Mayor Fights Sea Level Rise ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 97 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 97 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
Because they're worth it ( visu )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Part 19 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Out of a total Chinese population of 1.3 billion, there are 42 million Chinese who are poor. This film looks at programs which are helping impoverished Chinese break out of the cycle of poverty and ignorance -- by providing them with micro-credit, basic health information, education and hope
 
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Alternative Names
Central Television, Television trust for the environment
Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement, Television trust for the environment
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TVE International
TVE (Television Trust for the Environment)
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English (84)
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