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.
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.
An alarming report from the United Nations climate panel has been met with a shrug from the German government. Angela Merkel once promoted herself as a champion of climate protection, but those days are long gone.
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.
Police say they are close to clearing the last remaining activist tree houses from the Hambach Forest. Energy firm RWE, which wants to raze the woodland to expand its mine, says there's no way the trees will be spared.
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