We recently delivered more than 150,000 comments to U.S. Export-Import Bank. Together, we sent a strong message to Ex-Im Bank that we won't tolerate our tax dollars being used to finance the dangerous Orion coal projects near the Sundarbans in Bangladesh.
But Orion-Khulna and Orion-Dhaka aren’t the only fossil fuel projects threatening this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thousands of Bangladeshis marched earlier this year in opposition to the proposed Rampal coal plant. Construction for the Rampal coal plant has already begun despite the project not having a thorough environmental impact assessment. This project would lead to millions of tons of coal being shipped through this sensitive ecosystem, home to the world’s largest mangrove forest and endangered species including the Royal Bengal Tiger.
The international community must respond quickly to protect this special place. UNESCO can bring much needed attention to the issue by acknowledging the danger fossil fuel projects pose to the Sundarbans.
Tell the UNESCO World Heritage Committee: List the Sundarbans as a World Heritage Site in Danger.