The bank’s new energy lending policy was approved with “overwhelming” support.
An energy company wanted to expand Rosia's 1,450-hectare coal mine by a further 280 hectares, 235 of which are currently covered by forest which would have had to be cut off, according to environmental network Bankwatch
Earthquake injures 17 inside Polish coal mine
Environmentalists argue the policy flies in the face of European Union targets for all member states to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Norway's last coal mine, in the Arctic archipelago, is under threat of closure. It is situated in the northernmost town on Earth – which is also the fastest heating, thanks to climate change.
Masked men, armed with automatic weapons, break the windows of the Rainbow Warrior vessel.
West Virginia officials said the Foresight Energy founder is dead. Reports that he died in a helicopter crash that killed seven people were unconfirmed.
Protesters near the RWE Garzweiler coal mine have set up camp in preparation for their occupation of the area.
The UK has gone a week without coal power for the first since 1882.
President receives Germany's 'last piece of coal' in symbolic pledge to keep climate promise
EU climate and energy targets, such as phasing out fossil fuels, will be hard to swallow in Poland as coal accounts for 80% of electricity generation