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Eight national and Asian regional organizations based in the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka on Wednesday asked China to listen to the voices of the people in communities most directly affected by Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects.

Belt and Road through My VillageFrom the book, “Belt and Road through My Village” (Photos by Gigie Cruz in the Philippines, Iqbal Kusumadirezza in Indonesia, Fabeha Monir in Bangladesh, Aun Ali Jafri in Pakistan, and Chanaka Nalin in Sri Lanka)

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Lidy Nacpil, coordinator of the APMDD, said today the new Department of Energy moratorium on new coal-fired power plant projects is a step in the right direction even as she called on the Philippine government to adopt soonest “a total-coal-exit policy.”

APMDD to DOE’s coal moratorium: a welcome step, but we need total coal exit now

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Ahead of their meeting today, members the KEPCO board received a letter signed by APMDD and more than 100 organizations urging them to stop financing Vung Ang 2 and other overseas coal projects.

Climate Groups to KEPCO Board: Stop Plans to Finance Overseas Coal

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As world leaders wind up the historic 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly today, people’s movements across Asia and global civil society organizations called on governments to tackle debt, tax avoidance and evasion, and public financing of fossil fuels in response to the present multiple crises.

People's Movements in Asia Raise Urgent Concerns to UN General Assembly

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Communities and citizens ’ groups from different parts of Asia and the world join public opposition against the Adani Godda power station in Jharkhand, India. Through an Open Letter to Prime Minister Nahendra Modi, 119 organizations from 17 countries urged the Prime Minister to cancel the power project.

Climate groups to Modi: Cancel Adani Godda Power Project