Norway's sovereign wealth fund is to pull €11 billion out of fossil fuel companies. Oslo says it will invest more than double that in green energies.
Coal and oil have long been sought-after investment targets, but that is changing. Norway is increasingly withdrawing its huge sovereign wealth fund from fossil fuels. But for finance, not climate protection.
Chancellor Merkel met with South Africa's president to discuss how his country can move towards renewable energy to fight climate change. The pair also discusses the war in Libya and business investments in South Africa.
Protesters have broken into a German coal plant, saying plans to open it this summer were "a nail in the coffin for our future." The government's coal commission has advised against opening the plant.
Germany plans to phase out coal power by 2038. The embattled Hambach Forest is now protected, but some villages will still have to make way for the last open-pit mines. Activists and local residents are appalled.
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