Sierra Club Foundation

For The India Planning And Research Project

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Coal use in India has increased about 80 percent over the past decade, making it one of the most coal dependent countries in the world. Looking ahead, if all proposed coal plants come on line over the next five years, India will surpass the United States as the planet’s second largest coal burning country. The purpose of this grant is for the Sierra Club to bring together local Indian NGOs and key stakeholders in the existing anti-coal movement and support them in developing a strategic understanding of coal in India, with a focus on "choke points" that can be exploited to slow and discourage new investment in coal-fired power. The Sierra Club seeks to begin strengthening and expanding the small network of Indian NGOs working to prevent additional large scale coal power plant development, on the grounds that coal is bad for both health and development. The goal is to help forge a new narrative that exposes the devastation that coal power wreaks on local communities, and the inability of coal to sustainably power development for India’s unelectrified population.
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