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Global 3000

China's Boom - A Formula for Environmental Disaster? (#342)

China's Climate - Growing economic prosperity is having massive consequences for the environment and climate protection. Electro-mobility could be a solution to many problems.

Namibia - The Fight for Jobs - No income and no social security. Day laborers in Windhoek wait on the roadside for work. The organization "Men on the side of the road" seeks to get them jobs, at least for the time being.

Francesco Piazessi from Mexico Builds Sustainable Homes for the Poor - The initiative "Echale a tu casa" (Build Your House) has already built more than 26,000 homes in Mexico. The homes are for the poorest of poor. Francesco Piazessi and his team work mainly in rural and structurally underdeveloped regions, erecting homes for those who would otherwise live in the simplest metal or wooden huts.

Mongolia - Mobile Kindergarten - Many Mongolian nomad children have never seen a kindergarten. Depending on the season, their parents travel long distances to and from remote grazing land. The children seldom have contact with other kids their own age. Now mobile kindergartens are trying to make a difference. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Global 3000 is Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine that explores the intersection of global development and the environmental and social conditions of the diverse cultures of the world. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents three to four video-rich segments that profile a different part of the planet where man's quest for economic and industrial strength is jeopardizing the ecosystems and the social and economic structures of people thousands of miles away. The program not only documents where those struggles are taking place -but how some groups and individuals are finding solutions to the growing problems of global development.

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