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.

Air quality, health and toxics impacts of the proposed coal power cluster in Payra, Bangladesh
Date : May 2020
Author : Lauri myllyvirtra
A letter towards UNESCO: Call for action in view of continued disregard by the Government of Bangladesh of the UNESCO WHC 41COM (2017) decisions and recommendations on the Sundarbans World Heritage Site.
Date : 12-04-2018
Urgent appeal to Ramsar Secretariat to consider NCSS appeal to save the Sundarbans!
Date : 05 February 2018
Statement Published in the Press Conference on “The latest condition of the Sundarbans and Rampal thermal power plant and measures to take”
Date : 02 January 2017
Environmental Impact of Coal based Power Plant of Rampal on the Sundarbans (World Largest Mangrove Forest) and Surrounding Areas by Abdullah Harun Chowdhury
Date : August 2017
Harm to Human Health from Breathing and Ingesting Coal Ash Toxicants by Earthjustice
Date : 24 July 2017
Emissions, Atmospheric Deposition and Ecological Effects of Mercury, including Emissions from the Rampal, Bangladesh and Effects on the Sundarbans Forest Biogeographic Zone by Charles T. Driscoll, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Skyracuse University, Skyracuse NY 13244, ctdsco@syr.edy.
Date : 17 June 2017
Powerpoint Presentation
Critical review of shipping and dredging plans to facilitate coal transport for the coal fired power plant at Rampal, Khulna, Bangladesh by Dr. William Kleindl, President, Naiad Aquatic Consultants LLC.; Research Faculty at Montana State University & The University of Montana, United States.
Date : 5 June 2017
Environmental Hazard Assessment of Coal Ash Disposal at the Proposed Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Plant in Rampal, Bangladesh by A. Dennis Lemly, specialized in the ecotoxicology of selenium, NC, USA
Date : May 2017
Projecting the air quality, toxic and health impacts of the Rampal coal-­‐fired power plant Lauri Myllyvirta, coal and air pollution specialist, Greenpeace
Date : May 05, 2017