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Rizwana Hasan campaign of judicial activism in Bangladesh affirms that the people's right to a good environment is no less than their right to dignity and life. For her work, she is a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize and the Ramon Magsaysay Award, widely regarded as Asia's Nobel Prize.
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Rizwana Hasan is a Bangladeshi attorney and environmentalist, Rizwana has been dubbed 'Hero of Environment' by TIME magazine.

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Why we need to raise voice against Rampal and Orion coal fired power plants to save Sundrabans?

Humanrights watch Why we need to raise voice against Rampal and Orion coal fired power plants to save Sundrabans?

• Sundarban means the largest mangrove forest.
• Sundarban means the World Heritage Site.
• Sundarban means livelihood of a million poor people.
• Sundarban means a natural protection for 40 million people against natural disaster.
• Sundarban means a big shelter against climate change.
In the name of power generation Bangladesh Government allowed Indian NTPC, and Bangladesh Orion to build big coal fired power plants and inviting more commercial projects. Those are going to destroy Sundarban. Here you can download the Sundarban Booklet> read more

Government Version: Rampal Coal Based Thermal Power Plant

Humanrights Is it safe to have a power plant near Sundarbans? An analytical study of carbon emission and mitigation procedure.
Today’s most important concern of our country is power generation. The Government of Bangladesh is sourcing for every possible solution to meet power crisis. A 1320 megawatt coal-fired power station at Rampal Upazila of Bagerhat District in Khulna near Sundarbans is planned to be established. It will be the largest power plant in Bangladesh. This plant will face environmental issues which were indicated by many environment specialists of the country. Carbon as well as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission is the point of interest. In this regard we tried to find out the natural capability of Sundarbans to face environmental changes implied by carbon emissions. We figured out approximate carbon emission of that power plant using an arbitrary operational model. On the basis of this model we calculated every day carbon emission by the said power plant. We also calculated the carbon tolerance level of Sundarbans. We used mangrove’s carbon sequestration rate per area of land mass. After that we showed technology wise carbon reduction process and percentage of reduction. As of our modeled generation profile RAMPAL power plant will produce 11.6 million Kg of CO2 or 3.16 million Kg Carbon for every 24 hours of operation. On the other hand Sundarbans can sequestrate approximately 4.1 million Kg of carbon daily. The volume of approximate carbon emission from RAMPAL plant is marginal with the ability of Sundarbans to sequestrate. As Sundarbans is already contributing to sequestrate carbon from other sources, if sufficient safety measurements are not taken this mangrove may become demolished. But nowadays it is possible to reduce 90% to 95% carbon emission by using advanced technologies. We have considered those techniques and found carbon and GHG reduction possibility. This work is based on some specific information and data found on other research works. The model can be converted into the in-situ scenario as well. Establishing a clean power plant involves proper planning, financing and many other preparations. This paper may be considered as an endeavor to that critical process. read more

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