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WBR: Europe's Green Capital for 2015 - 23 Feb 15

February 23rd, 2015

Episode 222 of 899 episodes

This special edition of the programme examines Bristol's environmental credentials. We hear about school children who are monitoring pollution levels in the city, and have partnered with pupils in Beijing, China to collaborate on green projects. The city's mayor, George Ferguson tells us about some of the challenges involved in making a city more environmentally friendly. And Susannah Streeter takes a ride with the boss of a Bristol-based firm, Next Green Car, which aims to make it easier for electric car owners to find charging points. Also in the programme, BBC business editor Kamal Ahmed explains why profits have fallen at HSBC, and why the bank's chief executive has come under pressure over a personal bank account holding millions of dollars in Switzerland.

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