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What Germany’s climate movement got right: Breaking rules (Clara S Thompson, Al Jazeera)

In late November 2021, Germany’s new coalition government announced its aim to phase out coal power across the country by 2030, eight years ahead of schedule.

Earlier that month, the government of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where activists have been protesting against coal mining, announced it would accelerate phasing out coal by 2030, sparing five of six villages marked for demolition for the extension of a huge mine.

What Germany’s climate movement got right: Breaking rules | Climate Crisis | Al Jazeera