Thanks to new technology, entire villages in Bangladesh can now illuminate their homes. The social enterprise SOLshare provides peer-to-peer solar energy trading platforms. Surplus electricity no longer goes to waste.
Germany's Hambach Forest has become a symbolic battlefield and magnet for the global climate protection movement. Over past months, hundreds of people from abroad have traveled there to call for an end to coal.
Governments are not keeping their promises when it comes to funding climate protection and everyone will suffer for it. The problem comes down to a lack of "strong leadership," UN chief Antonio Guterres has said.
For the last two years, Trump has gutted US environmental regulation and promoted climate denial. But following Democratic gains, planet Earth should have more allies — at least in the House of Representatives.
The protest over a scrap of ancient forest in Germany is about much more than a few scraggly tree huggers. It's about the future of energy — and protection of the climate around the world, says DW's Sonya Diehn.
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