A Carbon Catastrophe in the Making: The dirty energy plans in Chattogram, Bangladesh

20 gigawatts (GW) of new coal and gas power capacity is proposed in the Chattrogram division this decade, enough to double the current power capacity of Bangladesh. This massive buildout spells disaster for the local ecology and waterways, communities and livelihoods, health and the climate.

The climate impacts of the proposed Chattrogram power buildout would be immense, adding 1.38 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) to the atmosphere throughout the plants’ operational lifetime. This is equivalent to more than five years of Bangladesh’s national emission.

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