German village close to COP23 site disappears to make way for coal
The German village of Immerath, located in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) not far from the venue of the ongoing UN climate conference COP23 in Bonn, is about to disappear in order to make way for the expansion of an open pit coal mine, Griff Witte and Luisa Beck write in The Washington Post. “For Germany, the gap between its bright-green rhetoric and coal-smudged reality has never been more vivid,” they say.
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