The carbon bomb we can’t afford
Let’s keep fossil fuels out of Bangladesh for the health and wellbeing of the local communities, the beautiful regional beaches and forests, the Bangladeshi economy, and our shared climate.
In June 2022, Japan announced it won’t fund Matarbari 2. The Bangladesh Government officially cancelled Matarbari 2, announcing plans to build an LNG to power project instead.
There are close to 20GW of new coal and LNG power planned for the Chattogram region. This buildout would:
Threaten our chances of keeping global warming in check
Spell disaster for the local ecology, waterways, communities and livelihoods
Exacerbate sovereign risk
Help keep fossil fuels out of Chattogram (and the rest of Bangladesh)!
Send a message to GE, Mitsubishi, JERA, JICA and other companies urging them to stop building fossil fuel infrastructure, to protect the livelihoods and health of local communities and our climate, and preserve this region, its beautiful beaches and wildlife.
This map shows the projects proposed for the Chattogram region.
A Carbon Catastrophe in the Making: The dirty energy plans in Chattogram, Bangladesh
This report details the fossil fuel buildout in Chattogram. Known throughout Bangladesh for its beautiful beaches and mountainous terrains with deep tropical forests, the Chattogram division of Bangladesh is now at risk of being the location of one of the world’s biggest carbon catastrophes. Plans by companies predominantly from Japan and the United States to massively expand fossil fuels in Bangladesh overwhelmingly focus on the Chattogram division, the location of two-thirds of the proposed new fossil fuel capacity in Bangladesh.