We, peoples' movements, mass organisations, struggle groups, trade unions,community organisations and many others from India and abroad, call for a protest against the 46th Annual Board of Governors' Meeting (AGM) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Greater Noida, Delhi during May 2-5, 2013. The AGM will make decisions on key development issues for the Asia-Pacific region, that will affect all of us now and in the future.
For six months now, around 4,000 villagers have camped out a kilometer away from Maujanagri village in India to protest the government's land acquisition which they assert is illegal.
The challenges faced by the fishing community on the present crisis initiated by climate change, are being discussed at a time when the fish resources are already diminishing due to many environmental and developmental factors.
The National Fish Workers Forum has opposed free trade agreements and foreign direct investment in retail trade and the fisheries sector. The forum demanded that fish workers be consulted before any trade agreement involving the fisheries sector was signed.
The Tata Mundra project is a 4,000-megawatt coal power plant under construction in India. It is partly funded by the World Bank.
Ambitious efforts to reform the World Bank's energy lending policy – expected to be completed in mid-July – have stalled. The two main sticking points are centered on loans for coal-fired plants and the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, observers say.
Two years ago the World Bank launched a review process of its "Energy Sector Strategy" in the face of pressure from the United States, Europe and advocacy organizations over the bank's coal lending in developing countries.