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.
The UAE is amongst the world’s highest consumers of single-use plastic. According to estimates, a single UAE resident can use around 450 plastic water bottles per year and less than 10% of the country’s total plastic waste is currently recycled.
The European Parliament will vote today on imposing stricter carbon limits in the car industry. It's a clash of concerns between climate goals and industry competition – with warnings that some of the 13 million EU jobs, reliant on the auto-industry, could be put at risk.
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.