Talk:Bangladesh and coal
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Download: Bangladesh mine - Barclays Bank
Activists from the World Development Movement attended Barclays' AGM to question the bank's involvement in the controversial Phulbari Mine project in Bangladesh.
Click to watch a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg6yveF4IBM
Press Release: Asian Development Bank Pulls Out of Controversial Coal Project in Bangladesh
World Development Movement (WDM), UK campaigns against GCM Resources Plc. Click the link and send a letter to GCM:
Asian Development Bank (ADB) reschedules board approval date for Phulbari Coal Project [Project number: 399933-01] on June 3, 2008.
International civil society letter to ADB: discontinue support to Phulbari Coal Project!
Please click the link to read the letter:
Documentary film: The Blood Soaked Banner of Phulbari. Watch online on YouTube!
Urgent appeal by World Organization against Torture (OMCT): Risk of Violent Suppression of Public Opposition to the Phulbari Coal Mine Project in Bangladesh
Click the link to read the appeal:
Local communities in Phulbari sent a letter to the President and Executive Directors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) asking them to reconsider ADB plan to finance Phulbari Coal Project.
Click the link to read the letter:
UBS, a financial heavyweight from Switzerland, is facing scrutiny by international civil society organisations for investing in proposed Phulbari open-pit coal mine in Bangladesh.
Read the press release:
UBS alerted over Phulbari Coal mine: Human rights concerns for Bangladesh mine investment
Swiss based Berne Declaration and the BankTrack network recently wrote to UBS on behalf of local community representatives outlining the grave environmental, social and human rights problems associated with the project.
Read and download the letter:
Who owns Asia Energy Corporations (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd? Major shareholders of GCM Resources Plc
FYI: GCM has done it again! They changed their name! Now they call themselves GCM Resources Plc. Read their announcement:
Notice of GCM Resources Plc annual share holder meeting 2007:
GCM Resources Plc web page on Phulbari Coal Project:
Grassroot people stand firm against Asia Energy and Open pit mining
Asia Energy: Hands off Phulbari
GCM Resources Plc is engaged in media propaganda in Bangladesh in favour of open pit coal mining.
FYI: GCM (Asia Energy) has just released their Annual Report-Accounts 2007. Click the link bellow to download:
Asian Development Bank (ADB) scheduled to approve $100 million loan and $200 million political risk guarantee to GCM in March 2007. Check the link:
GCM Resources Plc web page on their investment in Bangladesh:
Ban on open-pit coal mining demanded:
The Coal Debate in Bangladesh:
Listen to Panos Radio report on community resistance to Phulbari Coal Project
View a photo essay: Profit vs the Poor
Asian Development Bank (ADB) rejected an open discussion on Phulbari Coal Project, read a press release:
Phulbari is ADB's project of mass destruction:
ADB should not fund Phulbari Coal Project:
Watch a video of a protest rally against ADB in Kyoto, May 2007:
Phulbari, Asia Energy and Grassroots Revolt:
Killings in Phulbari Ignite Unstoppable Protest: Local Communities Stand Strong against Open Cut Mining:
Barapukuria's existing contract with a Chinese company will expire in 2011, and Peabody has expressed interest in mining the area. In March 2011, Barapukuria had a proven reserve of around 389 million tons of coal, and the company expects to extract 10 to 20 per cent of the total reserves through underground mining within the next 30 years. The government has so far extracted less than four million tons of coal from the mine. Peabody operates worldwide including the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, Mongolia, China, Singapore and Indonesia.
- Open Letter: We Condemn International Oil Companies in Bangladesh and State Violence against Bangladeshi Activists
- People are now conscious of their ownership of natural resources. Anu Muhammad tells Shahidul Alam in an exclusive interview. Transcribed and translated by Rahnuma Ahmed. IMMEDIATELY after Professor Anu Muhammad, member secretary of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, was taken to Square Hospital, injured in police action on the committee’s protest march in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon, eminent photographer Shahidul Alam interviewed him on camera. Read excerpts. http://phulbariresistance.blogspot.com/2009/09/people-are-now-conscious-of-their.html
- Watch the interview online (in bangla): [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvGSdI3WNSM
- PROTEST AGAINST OFFSHORE BLOCK DEAL: 50 injured as police charge into demo
- Bangladesh's untapped coal potential by Mark Muller with Roger Moody
- Govt report which terms Phulbari deal illegal goes missing
- Energy resources and security: what Bangladesh government needs to do
- Phulbari people use ballot to say no to open-pit mining
- UK government withdraws support for GCM's mining project in Bangladesh
- Campaigners demand UK coal company withdraw support for destructive Bangladeshi mine
- Overwhelming thumbs-down given to UK mining project
- Roger Moody, “Phulbari Coal: A Parlous Project,” Nostromo Research
- Bangladesh unveils renewable energy policy
- GCM Resources Plc shareholder report, year ending 30 June 2008
- Royal Bank of Scotland sells its shares in Phulbari mine scheme
- UBS replies to open letter to financial institutions investing in GCM Resources Plc and Phulbari Coal Project
- Reflections on Phulbari Coal Project, by Nazrul Islam, a former official of the mining company that abandoned the project
- Phulbari Day in Photos: Remembering the August 26 Martyrs
- Open letter to financial institutions investing in GCM Resources Plc Regarding the Phulbari Coal Project, Bangladesh, (110 organizations from 31 countries have endorsed an open letter to the private investors of GCM Resources Plc declaring solidarity with community representatives in Bangladesh regarding investment in the Phulbari Coal Project. The letter was sent to UBS, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Fidelity Investments.)
- ‘You cannot eat coal’: resistance in Phulbari
- Draft coal policy for Mine Bangla: Proposal goes to cabinet today
- ACTION: Letter Writing Appeal to Support the People of Phulbari, Bangladesh in opposing the Phulbari Coal Project, AID/WATCH launched the appeal to help the people of Phulbari by writing to Australia's Governor to the ADB, Treasurer Wayne Swan to ask him to show leadership by opposing this project within the Asian Development Bank.
- Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) annual review of the world mining industry for 2007, Price Waterhouse.
- Barclays sells shares in Global Coal Management
- UK government lobbies for ‘disastrous’ mine scheme
- AidWatch briefing paper on Phulbari coal project
- "US Cos Keen to Invest in Coal Mining in Bangladesh", Energy Bangla, May 28, 2009.