China wants to solve its environmental crisis: air and water pollution. The Chinese government introduced a new tax on the country's biggest polluters, forcing companies to pay more in tax.
One of Aldi's fruit and vegetable suppliers has been accused of helping ruin an important lagoon, a media report has said. Germany's demand for cheap vegetables has been blamed for encouraging farmers to cut corners.
A group of families have filed a lawsuit against the European Union for failing to protect citizens against the impacts of climate change. It's the first climate lawsuit at EU level.
During her trip, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will get a picture of technological progress in China's tech hub of Shenzhen. DW's Frank Sieren says it’s Germany's last wake-up call before China takes the lead.
That the EU has to sue six countries for violating its air pollution levels demonstrates the vast power auto and energy lobbies exert over governments. But as usual, citizens are likely to bear the burden in the end.
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