With rapidly rising sea levels, and the threat of unpredictable storms, the Atlantic Ocean, source of life and tradition in Bargny, is now one of the greatest threats to its future. Plans for a new coal plant will only add fuel to the fire.
As fishing community faces massive relocation, women in Pattani Province are rising to oppose a planned coal-fired power plant with potentially serious environmental and health impacts for their families and the Pattani Bay community.
Led by a local parish, a vulnerable coastal community in the Philippines opposes a giant coal power plant. Atimonan, Quezon, has been for years at the center of the debate, challenging fossil fuel development and implementing small-scale renewable energy as a solution for the country’s energy future.
The Carmichael mine proposed by fossil fuel giant Adani in one of the most vulnerable regions of the planet will be shipping millions of tons of coal through the Great Barrier Reef, increasing sea levels and making heatwaves worse and more frequent across Australia and the Pacific Islands.