29 Nov '11, 4pm

UN backed coal power station linked to deforestation and land grabbing @the_ecologist

UN backed coal power station linked to deforestation and land grabbing @the_ecologist

As world leaders meet in Durban for critical climate talks campaigners are calling for an urgent overhaul of the way the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is governed after an Ecologist investigation revealed allegations a CDM approved power plant in India has displaced poor communities and will lead to the destruction of forest. The Sasan thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh, owned by Indian energy behemoth Reliance Power, is set to become the largest coal power project awarded carbon credits under the UN's flagship carbon trading scheme. This allows industrialised countries to offset their pollution by investing in projects that reduce green house gas emissions in developing counties. During construction of the plant Reliance received finance from a consortium of banks including UK-based Standard Chartered. Despite the problems we discovered, Standard Chartered refuse t...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1145313/un...

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