As COP23 delegates discuss emissions reductions, activists are fighting to save an ancient forest from strip mining for coal, just a few kilometers away.
The science says we must ditch fossil fuels as soon as possible, yet COP24 is sponsored by the very industry doing the damage. Does it have a role to play — or are lobbyists undermining the negotiations?
Failure at this year's climate conference would be "suicidal," said the UN secretary general. DW's Louise Osborne and Jennifer Collins have seen frustration over slow progress. But young people are stepping up.
Tackling climate change would reduce deaths from asthma, lung cancer, heart attack and other diseases. Doctors want to spur global climate action by highlighting the link between the planet's health and human health.
From activists risking their liberty to block coal, to US businesses sticking with the Paris accord regardless of Trump, ordindary folk fed up waiting for change have outshone the big poltical players at COP24.
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