The latest success of an early report
Danish television (DR1 & DR2) is currently broadcasting a documentary series on the environment inspired by the EEA report , 'Late lessons from early warnings'. The series, 'Progress gone astray' ("Fremskridt på afveje") runs from 27 February to 15 May.
The EEA report, "Late lessons from early warnings" generated considerable interest at its launch in 2001. Since then it has been translated into a number of languages, including Japanese, and has also sold well under license to a UK commercial publisher.
The current TV series focuses on issues such as lead in petrol, asbestos, the ozone layer and the use of the highly toxic chemical Polychlorinated Biphenyl or PCB in industrial products. A DVD containing all eight programmes will soon be released by the Danish Film Institute. The first four programmes were broadcast in weeks 9-12, whereas the last four are due to be broadcast on DR2 on Mondays in weeks 14-17.
The EEA is now in the process of preparing for a second edition of the "Late lessons" report.