Germany has dropped from 9th to 19th in the climate change protection index. And there's been little progress at UN climate protection talks in Warsaw - where a coal industry conference is also underway.
Poland recently passed a bill that bans spontaneous protests and allows police surveillance at this year’s world climate summit. Civil society groups say Poland wants to silence environmental defenders.
Polish coal trader Weglokoks is due to get its first ever shipment of US coal after Donald Trump has promised Poland’s pro-coal government US energy. The move comes as 19 nations signed a coal phase-out deal.
Germany will not have a national climate plan in time for a November UN conference, the environment minister has said. Environmental activists have criticized the delay, saying Berlin is not delivering on its promises.
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