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Fighting for Lapland

In northern Europe's Lapland, temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, threatening the livelihood of its indigenous Sami people.

In northern Europe’s Lapland, temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, threatening the livelihood of its indigenous Sami people.

Central to Sami life is the ancient practice of reindeer herding, but climate change is putting the reindeer at risk of starvation. Many Sami also worry that plans to build a railway, to exploit Lapland's natural resources, will add to the pressure on their traditional way of life.

For Our World, Erika Benke has been to Arctic Finland to hear from Sami women about their fears for the future.

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