Planet SOS

Forests, fire, fuel: Climate battles on Europe’s front line

We travel across Europe from fire-devastated Greece to the plundered forests of Romania and the coalfields of Poland.

In this edition of Planet SOS, our team explores the myriad challenges of the climate crisis on the European continent – and how the youth activist movement is taking it on.

Our reporter Nick Clark looks at how communities on the Greek island of Evia are fighting back after the catastrophe of the summer’s wildfires. We also report on the vertical forests of Milan and the plundered forests of the Carpathian Mountains.

We look at the clean energy benefits of hydropower in Georgia and the downside for the ecosystem. And we show how clean air will follow if Poland cuts out coal.