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New Database Reveals World’s Biggest Coal Plant Developers

A new website, coalexit.org, reveals which companies are at the forefront of plans to expand the world’s coal-fired power capacity by a staggering 42.8%. The site identifies the top 120 companies responsible for two thirds of the new coal power stations planned around the globe. All in all, these 120 companies aim to build over 550,000 MW of new coal power plants – this is approximately 2.5 times greater than India’s entire coal plant fleet.

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An open letter to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) from members of Philippine civil society

The following is an open letter to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) from members of Philippine civil society, coursed sent to all members of its Board of Governors, in the hope that it will be considered during the Board’s annual meeting to be held in Jeju, South Korea this June 16 to 18, 2017:
Responding to the urgent demands concerning the climate crisis, energy poverty, and the need for development, and recognizing the capacity of people-centered renewable energy systems in providing accessible, clean and safe energy for the people’s benefit, we, the undersigned, call on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to:
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AIIB must deliver real ‘clean and green’ growth: leading South Asian civil society network

Media Release, June 9, 2017

With the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) due to finalize its Energy Sector Strategy in the coming days, the leading South Asian civil society network on debt and development is calling on its leadership to stand strong on its ambition of delivering “Lean, Clean and Green” infrastructure for the region. 

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Anti-coal campaigners of Asia to Indian Minister Piyush Goyal: Coal is not the Answer

PRESS RELEASE

May 21, 2017

Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)

Anti-coal campaigners of Asia to Indian Minister Piyush Goyal:

Coal is not the Answer

In response to a statement by India’s coal minister Piyush Goyal that the Paris Agreement on climate change does not stop any country from meeting its energy needs from whatever source it may choose, the Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD), a regional alliance that campaigns against coal use and financing said that “the right to development, including energy access, does not mean the right to worsen global warming and destroy existing ecosystems”. 

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