Tigyit is a village in Shan State, Myanmar that was once rich of local traditions and diverse livelihood practices based on rotational agriculture of rice, potatoes, cabbage, garlic and chili. Tea coming from the area has been famous in the country. In 2001, the village was turned into Myanmar’s first large-scale coal mine and power plant. Strong local opposition due to concerns over adverse health and environmental impacts followed. The Pa-Oh Youth Organization (PYO) – a civil society group (CSO) set up by monks, women and youth in 1998 - and Kyoju Action Network (KAN) published a report in 2011 that documented the negative experiences with the Tigyit coal project [see 1 – 2011 report “Poison Clouds: Lessons from Burma’s largest coal project at Tigyit”].