Czech oligarchs have invested billions in coal mining in Germany's Lausitz region. The Czech firm EPH has bought four German coal plants and guarantees all jobs will be safe until 2020. Local politicians are happy, environmental activists are not.
With Germany's political mainstream under fire, coal is becoming a hot-button issue in the East. Regional leaders say that unless they get billions in extra funds, the far right will exploit changes in energy policy.
The Trump administration may steal the limelight at all the international top-level meetings. But behind the scenes, the international community is pressing on regardless - and climate action is gathering momentum
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