By Andrew, web producer, in Amsterdam
From Jan Rovensky, a Greenpeace Czech campaigner on top of the chimney:
This plant is a symbol of how coal not only threatens the world’s climate but devastates the land and people’s lives. Nearly a hundred villages in the region, including the medieval royal town of Most, have been rased to the ground to make way for coal extraction, displacing a quarter of a million people.
We expect all leaders in Bali, and that goes for those of Czech Republic, to act on public concern about climate change. Our message to them is: Coal is the first item on your ‘Not to do’ list’. Frankly, it’s time to end the coal era.
This coal-fired plant is a symbol of old-fashioned thinking. Protecting the world’s climate requires an immediate end to reliance on coal.
Looks pretty windy up there.