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France is cutting flights, but will the move cut carbon?
May 24, 2023

France is cutting flights, but will the move cut carbon?

From the BBC World Service: A few years ago, France came up with an idea to cut carbon emissions — reduce some short domestic flights and that's now been signed into law. It affects flights where there's an option to take a train in less than two-and-a-half hours instead. But how comprehensive and impactful will it really be? And, another industry under scrutiny is steelmaking which is responsible for 8% of global carbon emissions. We hear from a project in northern Sweden where they're trying to do away with old carbon-intensive coal-fired blast furnaces.

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC