Europe: The world's first carbon-neutral continent? | DW Documentary

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Sometimes reality is more exciting than a political thriller. This is certainly the case behind the scenes at the EU climate summit. While representatives from Brussels, Paris, The Hague, Warsaw and Madrid discuss matters in the open, the film goes behind closed doors to tell the real story behind the development and conclusion of a historic agreement regarding the climate fund. An unprecedented look behind the scenes of European power with access to incumbent heads of state and government, the documentary follows the new president of the European Council, the ambitious Charles Michel, as he starts his tenure with a bang. He wants the twenty-seven member states to commit to making Europe the planet's first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The vast majority of the member states are willing to back his resolution. But Poland, 80% dependent on coal, is blocking the measure, and demanding significant financial assistance. Going from capital to capital, Michel does his best to convince everyone, and after a special trip to Warsaw, the president of the European Council feels confident. But at the summit, nothing will go as planned ... __ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G
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