Some of the major threats currently facing the Sundarbans are the Rampal coal-fired power plant, the coal plant, regular forest fires that ravage precious ecosystems, and effects of climate change.   Rampal coal-fired power plant There have been many studies that have been carried out about the Rampal coal plant — analyzing its viability from different angles.

Letter to the World Heritage Committee
Date : March 17, 2017
Statement to the Government of Bangladesh expressing concern about closed door meetings with UNESCO on the Rampal project
Date : October 28, 2016
Letter to the Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Date : October 26 2016
Legal Briefing of NCSS on UNESCO Report
Date : October 26, 2016
Bangla version of Experts summary analysis Rampal Project
Date : October 08, 2016
Analysis of the Proposed Rampal 1.32GW Coal-Fired Power Plant, on the Passur River, Ganges Tidal Floodplain, Bangladesh, in the Context of Global Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Storms and other
Date : August 29, 2016
Statement Regarding Coal Dust from the Maitree/Rampal Power Plant for the National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans by Professor Deb Niemeier, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, University of California at Davis Department of Civil and Environment Engineering
Date : August 23, 2016
Declaration of Charles H. Norris regarding coal ash disposal from the proposed Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Ltd. coal-powered plant to be located in Rampal, Bangladesh by Charles H. Norris, International renowned Geologist
Date : August 12, 2016
Statement on coal, coal ash, and charcoal filtration of water by Dr. Ashok Gadgil,Distinguished Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation Civil and Environmental Engineering Department University of California, Berkeley
Date : August 9, 2016
Analysis of the Air Emissions Technologies of Rampal Power Plant
Date : August, 2016