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WBR: US pledges to reduce CO2 output 31 Mar 15

March 31st, 2015

Episode 274 of 1091 episodes

President Obama has unveiled plans to cut carbon emissions. But will the plan work? Also in the programme, the chairman of South Africa's biggest power provider, Eskom, has stepped down. Milton Nkosi explains why power has become such a big issue in the country. British economic growth turned out higher than expected last year, but households are no richer. Our economic commentator Roger Bootle tells us why. Plus a new report says young people are being attracted to e-cigarettes. Robin Devlin of Liverpool John Moore's university takes us through the research. And Rahul Tandon reports from Kolkata on India's efforts to increase safety for female tourists, after several high profile cases involving women's safety.

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