The Finance in Common summit is over but our fight to end fossil finance is just a beginning. We will continue to put pressure on all public financial institutions until they stop financing dirty fossil fuels.
If the proposal from the Power Ministry to cancel all but five coal plants is accepted by the Prime Minister’s office, then it will herald a new direction not only in Bangladesh but in the wider region. But switching to LNG based power generation is not the right choice. Greenhouse gas emissions from the full LNG life cycle are just as devastating as coal.
It is in these uncertain times that we are forced to contend with holding on to the contradicting feelings of despair and hope while we gather ourselves to persevere in this protracted uphill work for climate action that is grounded on science and justice.