The long march to “Save Sundarbans” has kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the next few days, more than 500 people will march to the Sundarbans to protest the building of a 1320 MW coal-fired power plant in Rampal. The coal plant is backed by India and is being jointly developed by India’s National Thermal Power Corporation and Bangladesh’s National Power company. This march is an important show of people’s resistance to fossil fuel expansion. Bangladesh is already heavily facing the impacts of climate change and people are taking a stand against more coal.
Barely 14 kms away from the world famous Sundarbans mangrove forest — this coal plant would be disastrous to the communities and also the unique ecosystem there.
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