Thousands March To Keep Coal In Ground Ahead Of Climate Summit

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Above Photo: At least 25,000 people took part in the march, according to organizers.Photo:AFP

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IN PICTURES: Implementation of the Paris accord will be discussed at the 195-nation climate meeting in Bonn between November 6 and 17.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Bonn on Saturday to call for the phasing out of coal as a source of power ahead of global talks on climate change in the German city next week.

The issue of whether to end coal production has been one of the main sticking points in coalition negotiations between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her would-be allies: the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).

Organizers of the march called for the German government to implement the 2015 Paris plan to shift the world economy away from reliance on fossil fuels this century.

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  • tsyganka

    I hear that the bloated orange thing hasn’t been invited to the summit; he’ll probably whine about it. I also hear that some U.S. coal miners are refusing free training for other jobs. That’s sadly foolish, as coal jobs will eventually be gone – not because of any concern by mine owners, Trump, or Congress about climate change or public health, but simply because capitalists are seeing that coal is no longer profitable.