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Understorey: Cuba, More from Less

Wednesday 20th February / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

The Australian Constitution has nothing directly to say about the environment.  By contrast, the new Cuban constitution being voted on Sunday not only mentions the environment, but puts it in an international context, expressly highlighting climate change and a shared responsibility for action.  The same constitutional provision also questions "irrational" production and consumption.  Understorey meets with Richard Titelius, a regular visitor to Cuba, just back in Perth from his sixth trip in ten years, to gain a few impressions of why this small Caribbean nation of only eleven million attracts such ardent supporters around the world. (Image: A.Glamorgan)

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In ecology, the understorey grows where light shines through the forest canopy.

Our award-winning Understorey journalists highlight local and globally-connected environmental issues that the other media commonly pass over.

RTRFM’s long-running dedicated environment program makers Adrian Glamorgan and Elizabeth PO’ bring together stories from near and sometimes afar, whether it be conservationists rehabilitating habitat, citizen scientists gathering data, campaigners at the frontline, or decision-makers at their desks, seeking solutions together to the challenges affecting our shared air, water, land and life processes.

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