350.org reacts to UNESCO’s recommendations to the government of Bangladesh in relation to the projected Rampal Power Plant
As UNESCO made public the report recommending “the Rampal power plant project is cancelled and relocated to a more suitable location where it would not impact negatively on the Sundarbans”, Payal Parekh, 350.org Programme Director, issued the following statement: “UNESCO is making an important statement on behalf of the community resisting the building of the Rampal plant. However, the struggle is not over yet. The Sundarbans need to be added to the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger, and the government of Bangladesh must definitively drop the plans for Rampal or any other coal-powered plants, which threaten the rich biodiversity and the health of 4 million people living in and nearby the Sundarbans. ….