This December all eyes are on Poland – the unlikely host of COP24, the UN climate talks sponsored by coal companies (really): the climate laggard notorious for its regressive politics.
But there’s another side to this story. It’s being written right now by grassroots movements within Poland, growing in number and power.
Here’s your chance to meet some of the amazing people changing the face of Poland. Watch them tell their stories in this short video, and share it to help spread hope in these challenging times:
Poland – or Coaland – is one of Europe’s last strongholds of the coal industry. 80% of its electricity still comes from coal, and the government is planning more new coal burning power stations. Its regressive policies, attacks on democratic institutions and civil society paint an increasingly bleak picture.
But there is hope. From fighting for democracy and against air pollution and
Original Title: Hope in the land of coal
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