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CNN: Eco Solutions

( 12 Episodes Available)

Air quality, polluted oceans and energy production: these are just some of the environmental issues blighting our planet today. Who has the answers? What has been proven to work? CNN’s series ‘Eco Solutions’ will tell the stories of people around the world creating innovative solutions to preserve the planet. Hosted by CNN international correspondent and anchor, Isa Soares, the 15-minutes show will take viewers from the cities improving the air they breathe to the countries running on renewable energy.
​​Protecting the environment – whose job is it? Do we need to rely on governments and businesses, or does it come down to individuals? The truth is, of course, that it's a combination of effort.

​SHOW #12 - Environmental Action

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 30 mins
Ahead of World Oceans Day, Eco Solutions explores the devastation that plastic has on our oceans and the people who are championing the clean-up. We interview Dutch inventor Boyan Slat.

​SHOW #11 Plastic in the Ocean

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 mins
How much damage do we do to the planet in 24 hours? This Earth Day, Eco Solutions is at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, to see how younger generations are learning about climate change.

SHOW #10 Earth Day 2017

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 mins
The next time you see a bee buzzing around, you might pause to think that around a third of the food we eat is thanks to their efficient and crucial act of pollination. Bees transfer pollen between plants to allow fertilization. Without bees, we'd be pretty stuck.

​SHOW #9 Bees

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 mins
Ever heard the phrase you are what you eat? Well, if you're one of the world's committed carnivores, it could be said that your eating habits are a significant contributor to the pressing problem of global warming.

SHOW #8 Beyond Meat

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 mins
90 percent of global trade is shipped, generating a carbon footprint equivalent to Japan or Germany. It amounts to around three percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and the International Maritime Organisation estimates that this could grow significantly.

SHOW #7 Sustainable Shipping Fuel

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 min
Imagine if you could make water out of thin air - well, it turns out you can! In some of the driest places on earth, including in the deserts of Chile and Morocco, fog catchers are at work.

​SHOW #6 Fog Catchers

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 min
The world is gathering in Morocco to talk about climate change. One year on from an international agreement to keep global warming below two degrees, how have countries fared?

SHOW #5 COP22: The World Climate Conference

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 min
In California, where the spectre of drought is never far away, businesses and individuals are always looking at ways to reduce their water consumption.

SHOW #4 Dry Farming

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 min
Do you wear lipstick? Wash your hair with shampoo? Eat chocolate? If so, you are one of many people using palm oil. It's hidden among the ingredients of around half the products on our supermarket shelves. But it's often grown at great cost to the environment and local communities.

SHOW #3 Sustainable Palm Oil

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 min
A whole country running on renewables is perhaps not as far away as we think – at least in terms of electricity production. In May 2016, Portugal ran for four and a half days using clean energy alone. Replacing finite fossil fuels and their carbon emissions is a long-held goal of global governments.

SHOW #2 - Running on Renewables

CNN: Eco Solutions
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 30 min
We visit the small city of Tezpur, which has moved heavy vehicles out of the centre, and replaced local coal-powered tea plantation industries with LPG. We also look at small projects underway in the large city of London to see how seemingly minor measures are also having some success in reducing harmful pollutants.

SHOW #1 - Air Pollution

CNN: Eco Solutions
Release Date: 2016-07-23
Lang: English
Genre: Lifestyle
Duration: 15 min
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