In the Phulbari area of Northwest Bangladesh, communities have come together to raise their voices against the proposed Phulbari Coal Project, which threatens to turn this fertile agricultural region into an open-pit coal mine.  If implemented, the mine would have devastating environmental impacts and ultimately displace up to 130,000 people. The company proposing the mine is London-based GCM Resources.
At a recent conference in the Hague, the US-based organisation International Accountability Project’s Kate Hoshour spoke about the project’s impact on displacement and climate change.
See http://www.accountabilityproject.org/downloads/KateHoshourPaper.pdf.
For further information about Phulbari and IAP’s concerns, see http://www.accountabilityproject.org/article.php?list=type&type=43 and http://londonminingnetwork.org/?s=Phulbari.