Innovation, Action, Change

Innovation, Action, Change

Poverty eradication is the UN’s No.1 Sustainable Development Goal. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc, but were we doing well enough anyway?

CGTN Europe’s ‘Innovation, Action, Change’ is an hour-long special program highlighting the progress that has been made, the challenges to be overcome and the technological advances to get us over the line.

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Innovation, Action, Change
  • Are farmers the key to fighting global poverty?

    Farmers can lead the fight against climate change and poverty, two of the greatest challenges of our time, but only if we improve the information they have to make decisions, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s chief scientist.

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  • Technology threatens to 'worsen inequality,' says UNESCO chair

    Could technology exacerbate global inequality? Listen to Tim Unwin and Mari Pangestu discuss what we need to do to address global poverty as part of CGTNEurope's #InnovationActionChange special.

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  • Fears pandemic could exacerbate child poverty in Europe

    Before COVID-19, nearly 23 percent of all children in the EU-27 were at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

    Single-parent households were at the highest risk. It is widely believed that the numbers have spiked dramatically during the pandemic as millions lost their jobs and families were hit ...

  • What’s in the parcels you get from a food bank? #InnovationActionChange

    Ever wondered what’s in the parcels you get from a food bank? In Madrid, CGTN’s Rahul Pathak finds out – but could you feed a family of four for two weeks with the contents?

  • From forgotten village to desirable destination

    The rundown village of Hebian was isolated and shabby, with locals forced to work away from home. Then a professor had a strange idea: what if we make it a high-end retreat for conferences and tourism?


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  • Has empowerment changed women's lives?

    Oxford University’s Emily Cousens answers the big questions, including whether feminism has worked in Europe, whether women are equal to men, whether that equality comes at the expense of choice – and what female empowerment actually means.


  • How drones are helping fight rural poverty

    How are drones helping fight rural poverty in China?

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  • Poland’s poverty-busting pandemic - explained

    Poland has one of Europe’s lowest poverty rates. How did it avoid the worst effects of the pandemic?

    Economist Pawel Bukowski explains the major reasons, including its strong manufacturing sector – and an unusual kind of universal childcare allowance that makes a difference to millions.

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