South Sudan’s youth collect trash to protest civil war

Young South Sudanese have been meeting every month to clean the capital Juba. The environmental movement is a creative protest against civil conflict and unites people from warring tribes. Wani Michael grimaces, then digs with both hands into the pile of foul trash. It’s hot — hotter than usual during the rainy season, and theContinue reading “South Sudan’s youth collect trash to protest civil war”

Germany’s mining communities brace themselves for post-coal era

The coal industry is the biggest employer in some regions of Germany. In the east German city of Zeitz, people fear for their jobs and demand concrete plans for their future once the climate-killing fuel is phased out. Stephan Barth steers his SUV across the hilly terrain of the Profen open-pit coal mine, monitoring conveyor beltsContinue reading “Germany’s mining communities brace themselves for post-coal era”

To combat climate change, increase women’s participation

How can you beat climate change with only half the world’s population? Gender was among the main side-topics at the UN climate summit in Bonn. DW spoke to women who intend to be part of the solution to climate change. “I’m the only woman here,” noted Celestine Ketcha Courtes, mayor of a small town inContinue reading “To combat climate change, increase women’s participation”

Vietnam’s quiet coffee revolution

An indigenous community is trying to improve Vietnam’s coffee reputation by growing better-quality, organic beans. There’s more to the world’s second-biggest producer than just instant coffee, they say. Rolan Co Lieng walks slowly through a greenhouse checking the yellow and caramel-brown coffee beans that have been drying on net beds for months. She picks upContinue reading “Vietnam’s quiet coffee revolution”