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we. don't do it to feel the need to do good. and. discover who. subscribe. documentary to. this is new news africa coming up in the next fifteen minutes the teenage is putting climate change on the agenda schoolchildren in uganda skipped cars to demonstrate for the environment we'll be talking to one of the students at the full brunt of the fridays for future protests in kampala. also take you to nairobi wait while the this gather to talk about climate change will last if they achieve
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more than just posing for the cameras and giving speeches. and what's it like to be mistaken for a whale. to get a firsthand account from the south african diver had an out of this world encounter with the beast off the ocean. i'm christine one goal welcome to news africa i'm glad you achieved in the climate change movement started by the swedish teenage a great touch in bed has seen schoolchildren from all over the world walcot of calls on fridays in protest aimed at bringing attention to climate change in uganda a group of students held a demonstration in solidarity with the movement in the capital kampala now because of strict laws in uganda on public protests they were restriction. as to how far
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they could go from the school but the students were instituted and made the best of the situation. i spoke to and i will get with a student championing the hash tag fridays for future in uganda i asked her why she decided to become an activist for the environment way of to say that to become a member. was because when a is so what ghetto us chain to in play in her country so the change in plate change of bend and they so that it was really a bug cause. the outcomes for us change to ringgold outcomes uganda is expressing really now in climate change so i decided to take part in the . yeah ok so great it was an inspiration for you but talk to us about the challenges in uganda what are the climate challenges in your country.
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the challenges uganda is expressing now is the frustration there's a lot of deforestation there's a lot of visitors. from grain named. they say that this is really affecting the end of this is really my fellow student that some of them unknown to him going to school. so there are lots of there lot of changes uganda is experiencing now ok so what is you'll you'll miss to people in uganda who don't think that climate change is an urgent matter what is your message to them. my message to them is that when they say that cutting down trees it's not affecting our lives. when they cut down trees are going to leave us. that is thinking to say well they give a for that they want. i'm giving them them i say that they may day because they
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want to make good on just because they want to want but they're affecting someone else's lay if someone is. behaving that's so bad. that there's a creek a shown wrote things they've read so they should know things knowing me. ok thank you leah and i will get with the student championing the hashtag friday's will feature in uganda thank you ok now staying on the subject of climate change here's a not so fun fact for you germany a country with significantly less sun than virtually any country in africa generates more solar power than the whole continent combined so it's really no surprise that world leaders gathered at the one planet summit in kenya say that africa needs more money and science to protect it from climate change not at the
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summit billions of dollars were committed to the cause here's kenya's president hu kenyatta climate change continues to be a major threat sustainable development worldwide its impact place is this proportionately everybody the poor and vulnerable we must therefore integrate climate action and sustainable development in our collective efforts to achieve the objectives and other part of the greenland of the twenty thirty agenda for sustainable development. i'll be talking to the un's assistant secretary general about that one planet summit in nairobi in a moment but first to a group of kenyan environmentalist going to great lengths to raise awareness about the harmful effects of plastic they build an entire boat out of plastic waste to highlight the importance of recycling. the good ship flipflop you set sail on
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a mission it's the first sailing vessel built completely out of plastic waste incorporating around thirty thousand flip flops and other garbage the team took two years and ten tons of plastic to build this ten meter vessel on lamu island off the kenyan coast we had this dream of. recycled plastic us there was so much crying about the plastic. we feel responsibility eight million tonnes of plastic waste end up in the world's oceans every year and some of it makes landfall here in kenya this group of environmental activists want to change that they collected garbage and raised money to build the guard they even have the support of the united nations program to combat climate change it seems so simple to me it's so obvious the motivation is just to share something positive we wanted to have a colorful beautiful message and that's what the flip flopper really clear positive
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message about plastic being valuable. and aside from floating a message to save the environment so far flip floppy has managed swimmingly on her five hundred kilometer voyage from mood to zanzibar. the u.n. is one of the co-chairs off the one planet savage and joining me now from nairobi is such as the he is the un's assistant secretary general he's also the head of the new york office at you when vironment welcome to africa mr tripathi we've been talking to youngsters taking part in the friday's. the future movement you attended one of those protests in nairobi today but i wanted you to talk to whether or not you're satisfied with the outcome of the summit you've got youngsters out on the streets you've got politicians in a room can you deliver concrete solutions for these young people well i think the young people who are. on the streets for the right reasons and they should do more
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of it if you ask me. primarily because it is their future we are talking about. and it is their generation that needs to take responsibility for what has happened and if they need to learn from our generation that has not been very responsible in its behavior here we have treated the planet i mean we're talking about a continent that's only responsible for four percent of global greenhouse emissions we sometimes hear some leaders on the continent talk about the fact that this is not a problem that we've created and so those that have created the problems should be the ones to commit the resources to fix it what is your missing does he speak like that. well i think you know the i wouldn't argue with them because these are a sovereign countries with responsibilities and they have their views which is perhaps rooted in the facts as they see it but what i would say is that the time
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to change our practices our behavior and the time to become sustainable is now and i would urge those leaders to not be led by the destructive policies of other countries and other governments that have seen large scale devastation of natural resources and that has literally brought the planet to the level of bankruptcy or not or a source bankruptcy that it faces now so there's nothing to learn there is there are lessons to draw and i urge all those readers to step back and see the facts for what they are and chart out a very different path with reynolds right message about it very quickly if you could money has been committed here many has been pledged and it's not unusual a lot of these summits this is what tends to happen but how can we can we be sure of the fact that this money is actually going to go to the places that it's it's said it's going to be going to. i think it's about creating apart partnerships it's
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about realising the potential of new ideas and there is no dearth of money we have for too long focused on public finances that is governments contributing or a set of governments contributing for a set of countries that are in need of it whereas i think the true promise lies in mobilizing private finance for public good and in that you know just to give an example of the pension funds of the world. together manage about eighteen trillion dollars if even five percent of those resources were channelized into sustainable development and climate sensitive agriculture climate smart agriculture i think the world will change right i don't think there is any dearth of resources it is just the lack of imagination such as your party the un's assistant secretary general thank you. and now we bring you the story of the man who was almost just swallowed
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by a whale what you're seeing in the picture behind me is a diver by the name of rain a shim caught in the jaws of a bride's whale this happened along the southern coast of south africa while he was filming sharks feeding his shrimp on how he survived and what he thinks we can learn from his experience what happened was it suddenly got dark and i felt some pressure by him and being pushed forward and only then i realized a whale had grabbed me you can't panic there's never room for pain and you always have to be calm and i think i did the right thing otherwise we would be able to. as we lift on that very day from port elizabeth harbor we drove about thirty nautical miles south into the indian ocean and we found a big ball of birds feeding on fish so i started adjusting my camera and start taking pictures of sharks going through the ball of fish and then out of a sudden without any further notice from my lift side something great be and push
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me through the water then i realized instantly that it must be a whale it got picked like and dark and only then i started my thinking process in terms of it was more a reaction process because i knew he can swallow me so most likely he will dive down my breath and fortunately this gentle giant realized very quickly that i was not his prey and he pushed me out again with the water and it's probably once i realized it was a whale and that i could still think i had no fear whatsoever but there was also no time for there was only time for reaction what it actually shows is the whale instantly really realized his mistake and imagine how it would have been a big piece of plastic he would have swallowed me and at the end of the day he would have died now we are able as humans to prevent plastic in the sea and this is what we must do we must help these creatures to survive and this is the message
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which goes out the. i believe that they have from africa you can catch all our stories on our website and our facebook pain we need you now with more pictures from the first fridays feature print space in uganda and kenya at all next time i bike. path. to such place. down the tube. to three hundred. thousand. births. home to use of species. go home births if you can. get those are big changes and most start with small steps but the interiors tell stories of could induce people into innovative projects around
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the world. like news that could turn the good news to greener citizenships and resource to show. interactive content teaching the next generation doesn't want to touch action. news and plans channels available to people to take action and more determined to do something here for the next generation. sfi environment series of global three thousand on t.w. and online. hello there and welcome to news from the world of arts and culture i'm karen helps that and here's a quick peek at what's in store on today's show. the robots are coming an unsettling new documentary looks at our future with artificial intelligence in both professional and very private settings. and the late rock pioneer lou
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reed's guitars reverberated again in new york as part of a very public performance take a listen to what some called nick. but we start with the sad news that renowned curator aqui n. was or has died after a long battle with cancer born in one area and was always instrumental in pushing the art world to embrace a more global view of contemporary art and art history he was the first african born curator to organize the venice be anonymous and he oversaw some of the most important global exhibitions of the last decade bringing artists from beyond europe and the u.s. into the spotlight. enjoyed a breathtaking career a nigerian born citizen of the world throughout the global business in the one nine hundred ninety s. and was a breakthrough with the sincere.

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