Host of the #Cop24 Poland heavily depends on coal and tops the list of Europ's most polluting and CO2 emitting countries. Insiders takes you on a journey from the Czech Republic to the heart of Silesia, Poland's realm of coal, to hear from those to whom coal is either a lifeline or a plague.
Despite its Green credentials Germany is a heavy user of coal, especially lignite, which comes from Europe's biggest opencast strip-mine. Now it wants to expand, but first it has to expel protesters from what remains of Hambach forest, which is due to disappear.
Central Europe's last primordial forest in Germany is about to be obliterated to dig up dirty and inefficient lignite coal, despite Berlin's trumpeted green credentials. Insiders talks to all sides of the story, but RWE refuses to comment.