BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth
On Tuesday 24 May, BBC Radio 4’s longest-standing environmental program, Costing the Earth, was feature the CEO and Director of the NGO “Danube-Carpathian Programme”, Whitley Award alumnus Bohdan Prots.
It’s said that the environment is the silent victim of war. In this programme, Tom Heap finds out how the conflict in Ukraine is affecting environmental work in the country. With so many people forced to flee, what happens to projects which were trying to protect fragile wildlife habitats? He talks to an award-winning Ukrainian environmentalist who has had to temporarily abandon his conservation project around Chernobyl in order to help with the humanitarian aid effort. Meanwhile, with airstrikes taking place in some of the most industrialised areas in the east of the country, the risk of long-term contamination from damaged coal mines and nuclear installations is very real.