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Global Ideas showcases people and projects worldwide, whose innovative ideas are helping combat climate change.

Global Ideas showcases people and projects worldwide, whose innovative ideas are helping combat climate change.
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Raderbergg, Germany

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DW Germany

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Global Ideas showcases people and projects worldwide, whose innovative ideas are helping combat climate change.

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English


Episodes

Could soil save our climate?

12/3/2018
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Soil is second only to the ocean in the service it provides as a CO2 store. When in the ground, carbon enriches the soil and is good for the climate, but misuse of land has already led to the loss of large stores.

Duration:00:02:44

Hanoi takes steps to improve air quality

10/15/2018
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The air quality in Hanoi will leave you breathless, and not in a good way. Now the city is actively tackling the problem, banning scooters and motorcycles by 2030. It's also investing heavily in public transport.

Duration:00:01:13

Treating trash in the Dominican Republic

10/8/2018
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The Dominican Republic has a refuse problem. Most trash is neither sorted nor recycled. In San Cristóbal, people have already started the cleanup. And young adults are taught how to properly separate trash and to compost organic waste.

Duration:00:01:23

Saving medicinal plants in South Africa

10/1/2018
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South Arica’s Kruger Park is a heaven for animals and plants alike. But more then one million rural people live on it’s borders. This has put strong pressure onto the area’s medicinal plants. Many species are on the brink of extinction. To turn the tide, Park management is working closely with scientistos and traditional healers to find a sustainable solution.

Duration:00:01:14

A Cool Solution

9/24/2018
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This island nation in the Caribbean looks like paradise, but it's often oppressively hot. The air conditioners people usually rely on there are real climate killers. That's why engineers are now encouraging people to install green AC systems.

Duration:00:01:35

Safe Haven for Rhinos

9/17/2018
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Rhinos once roamed free on Uganda's savannahs. Until poachers wiped them out. The Rhino Fund wants to reintroduce the animals to the country.

Duration:00:01:18

The Elephant Conservationist

9/10/2018
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Faye Cuevas used to work for the US military, fighting militants. Poachers often form global networks much like militant groups. Now Faye Cueavas is in Kenya — protecting elephants from poachers.

Duration:00:01:48

Mexico: Monitoring in the Selva Maya

8/30/2018
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Because America's second largest tropical forest shrinks by around 30,000 hectares per year, the animals living there are threatened. For several months now, rangers have been using special software to combat this problem.

Duration:00:01:47

Improved Landmanagement in Nepal

8/24/2018
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Slash-and-burn, pesticides, flodding and and landslides: a fatal mixture of bad land management and natural catastrophies is threatening to ruin the livelihood of the people in the south nepalese region of Kapilvastu.

Duration:00:01:37

Scientists weaponize mosquitoes in fight against dengue fever

8/24/2018
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Dengue fever is a sickness that spreads via mosquitoes faster than any other. Now scientists in Brazil infect mosquitoes with a kind of bacteria that makes them unable to spread dengue.

Duration:00:01:33

Brazil: Can dengue fever be prevented?

8/20/2018
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Dengue fever is a sickness that spreads via mosquitoes faster than any other. And climate change exacerbating the danger, with warmer and more humid conditions boosting mosquito populations.

Duration:00:07:16

A sheep as a life insurance policy

7/20/2018
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Women in a village in Mali were given sheep by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). They were taught to fatten them so they would benefit more from them.That helps them to adapt the climate change.

Duration:00:01:21

Rescuing Colombia's cotton-top tamarin monkeys

7/16/2018
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The cotton-top tamarin is at risk of extinction due to deforestation in its habitat, the Colombian rainforest. The NGO Proyecto Tití is fighting for their survival.

Duration:00:01:37

Foraging pigs’ uncertain future

7/5/2018
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In Serbia, Mangalitsa pigs dig up forest floors in search of acorns, helping create fertile alluvial soil. But pig herders are a dying breed. Is the tradition at risk?

Duration:00:01:07

Sea Cucumbers - Truffles of the Oceans

7/2/2018
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Gourmets in China pay crazy prices. One kilo of dried sea cucumber fetches up to 1-thousand US dollars. Breeders in Madagascar earn an extra income while at the same time protect the marine ecosystem.

Duration:00:01:35

Agriculture in Morocco: Insurance against losses through climate change

6/25/2018
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Southwestern Morocco has a huge industrial parc with more than 400 small and medium sized enterprises. 25,000 people are working in agriculture. The companies produce fruits, fish or argan oil. 90 percent of Morocco's agricultural exports come from here. But climate change is a threat for the firms. An insurance against damages through extreme weather may bring support.

Duration:00:01:28

Bees protecting trees

6/14/2018
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The elephant population in South Africa's Kruger National Park is growing by the year – which is good news. But there’s a problem. The elephants are devouring the park’s precious marula trees. So the park has enlisted some bees to help protect them.

Duration:00:01:29

Nepal: A new life for Dalit women

6/8/2018
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Members of Nepal's lowest castes have few opportunities to change their standing in life. The caste system was officially abolished in the 1960s, but little has changed since then.

Duration:00:01:34

Clean water thanks to sun, wind and technology

6/4/2018
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In northeastern Colombia water is extremely scarce. People in the La Guajira region send their children to a catholic boarding school where they can eat and drink for free. They have enough water there but it is much too salty. A small desalination plant from Germany may be the solution.

Duration:00:01:32

Mongolia's sheep are eating the future

5/28/2018
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In the Monolian steppe, almost 50 million sheep and goats graze the grass to its roots. A new system is aimed at managing use sustainably so vegetation has time to recover.

Duration:00:01:52