No forest destruction for coal! Justice for the people of Borneo!
Deep in the heart of Borneo, communities and local activists are mobilising against a dangerous new threat to their livelihoods. BHP-Billiton is planning to build massive coal mines stretching over an area more than twice the size of London, destroying some of the last pockets of primary rainforest in Borneo and contributing to runaway climate change. This would deprive indigenous peoples of their customary land and pollute water sources upon which millions depend.
Villagers living near BHP-Billiton’s first mine in the area have reported receiving a paltry half a UK penny per square metre for their customary forest which was taken by BHP Billiton. It’s not too late to stop this! BHP Billiton’s annual meeting will take place in Adelaide on 20 November. Let’s send BHP Billiton a strong message: no forest destruction for coal!