"In global terms, it doesn't matter what Trump does - coal is not coming back," says the director of Berlin think tank Agora Energiewende. What makes Markus Steigenberger so sure?
Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved despite the setback.
India is at the top of the list of nations expected to be worst hit by the adverse effects of climate change. It is striving to overcome the problem by advancing strategies like investing massively in renewable energy.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
China's mass-deployment of solar power has helped capacity of the renewable energy grow by 50 percent in 2016. Analysts have praised a sharp drop in the price of panels and more government support.
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