The EU and the environment, plus the endless city

Global markets are failing our planet, according to Europe's Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik. This week on One Planet, the commissioner argues that we don't put enough value on our ecosystems, clean water or fresh air, and that a "fundamental rethink" is now needed to keep the world in a sustainable shape.

Also on the show we speak to Deyan Sudjic, one of the UK's leading thinkers in urban design, to talk about urban growth and his new book Living in the Endless City - and we ask where you'd put a million extra people in Beijing, Lagos and Los Angeles. Plus, we take in the view from the top of Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Mon 20 Jun 2011 15:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project