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Bonn, COP23, Climate Change, UNFCCC
11 November 17 @ 10:45
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The Hambach open pit mine is operated by RWE, located just half an hour from the United Nations climate change conference happening in Bonn, Germany. The mine extracts lignite, or brown coal, the most polluting form of coal.
The mine is planning to expand operations by cutting down more ancient forest. The mine is the deepest depression on the surface of the planet.
This mining area near Cologne is Europe’s greatest source of CO2 emissions.
Scientists show that in order to avoid a greater than 1.5 degrees celsius temperature rise - the target set during the UNFCCC negotiation process - coal mines and other fossil fuel extraction need to be stopped urgenty, leaving most of the remaining fossil fuels where they are.
The World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, ACT Alliance and other faith-based groups from around the world are present at the COP23 conference advocating for urgent action to stop climate change.