Finland’s Effort To Go Carbon Neutral Undermined By Continued Peat Industry


“We are at a profound crossroads. There is no other moment any more. We are now in the blinding bright light of either choosing life for this planet, or the darkness that will follow.”

By Gabriel Gatehouse
Assignment / BBC (1/23/20)

How do you achieve net-zero carbon emissions in just fifteen years? In Finland, a fisherman-turned-climate scientist believes he has part of the answer: re-wilding the country’s peat fields. Gabriel Gatehouse travels to the country’s frozen north to meet Tero Mustonen, as he battles lobbyists and vested interests in government and the peat industry, in a race to mitigate the consequences of climate change.

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