As the UN Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, we take a look at the state of human rights. Are our democracies at risk as populism rises? We also go to Jordan to see how Syrian refugees are faring and check in with returnees in Somaliland who are now trying to realize their dreams back home.
World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.
World in Progress: Laws to save the Planet
Client Earth CEO James Thornton how using the law creatively helps to save the planet / Marid's new traffic restrictions to curb air pollution meet mixed reactions / villagers in India use plastic waste to create new items while protecting their tribal culture and their ancient forest.
World in Progress: Madrid curbing smog with strict traffic rules
To curb air pollution, Madrid now has some of the strictest restrictions for vehicles in Europe. Older cars are banned from entering the inner city, visitors will need special permission. Sidewalks are being widened, and the speed limit has been set at 30 km/h in many places. The decision has proved to be highly controversial — but the left-wing city government remains committed.
World in Progress: From hurricanes, climate funding & tech for the homeless
The Florida Keys were devastated by Hurricane Irma over one year ago — we check in to see how residents are coping with destructive storms and rising sea levels. We also take a look at new ways of helping the homeless. And just before the COP24 global climate summit kicks off in Poland, we talk about what's at stake and where the stumbling blocs are.