Proposals & Press

Press Releases

  • April 26, 2019 : [Press Release] Japan shamelessly continues to finance coal ignoring the voices of the local people as well as international society JBIC and NEXI should stop supporting Van Phong 1 (Link)
  • March 19, 2019:Press Release JBIC faces international advertising campaign over its dirty coal finance(Link)
  • October 12, 2018: [Press Release] Indramayu Coal-fired Power Plant Projects, West Java, Indonesia (Link)
  • September 13, 2018: 【For Immediate Release】 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance’s new coal policy poses serious question over Japanese financial sector’s effectiveness in tackling climate change (Link)
  • July 31, 2018: [Press Release] Groups call for divestment from Marubeni Corporation, a major global supporter of coal-fired power plant construction
  • July 24, 2018:[For Immediate Release] Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank halts new coal power project financing. Environmental NGOs: “One of the most progressive policies by any Asian financial institution”(Link)
  • July 13, 2018: 【For Immediate Release】 Major insurer Nippon Life sets new benchmark in Japan by dropping coal power project finance – NGOs welcome “blanket restriction”- (Link)
  • June 21, 2018: [For Immediate Release]Environmental NGOs Evaluate SMBC’s New Sector Policies on Coal-fired Power, Palm Oil and Deforestation : “A policy showing little progress with a concerning loophole that does not align with the Paris Agreement” (Link)
  • June 14, 2018: [For Immediate Release]”A small step forward on climate change risk management, but bolder action required”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New Mizuho Financial Group Financing Policy (Link)
  • May 25, 2018: 【Press Release】 “A small step forward, but not nearly enough”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New MUFG Environmental, Social and Human Rights Policy (Link)
  • May 17, 2018:【For Immediate Release】Environmental NGOs respond to statement by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group CEO on restricting coal-fired power financing(PDF)
  • May 9, 2018: [For Immediate Release] Environmental NGOs respond to the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company announcing coal power plant finance restriction -Japanese financial institution takes first step towards divestment from coal- (PDF)
  • March 13, 2018: 【Press Release】Urgent Petition Submitted to Minister of Finance and JBIC by Environmental Groups Exporting dirty coal fired power plants to Vietnam is against the Paris Agreement
  • September 12, 2014: PRESS RELEASE: Japanese Parliamentarians Urge an End to Investment in the Batang Coal-Fired Power Plant
  • February 3, 2014: PRESS RELEASE: Environmental NGOs say No! to JBIC’s coal financing — American and Europe Move Away from Coal but Japan Continues to Support the World’s Biggest Coal-Fired Power Plants


  • April 12, 2019:【Joint NGO statement】Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group considers end to loans for new coal fired power projects. NGOs demand stronger action to withdraw from coal (Link)
  • April 2, 2019:Environmental NGOs submitted request letter regarding EPC risk on Van Phong project in Vietnam(Link)
  • February 20, 2019: Joint NGO statement: Itochu Corp. must revise coal power policies to be consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement (Link)
  • February 14, 2019:Japan, Stop financing Van Phong 1 coal power plant project in Vietnam(PDF)
  • September 18, 2018: Marubeni’s Announcement on Pulling Out of Coal-Power: A Significant Step Forward, but Need to Close Loopholes to Meet Paris Goal(Link)
  • March 13, 2018: [Urgent Petition] JBIC should reject finance for
    Nghi Son 2 coal fired power plant project in Vietnam (PDF
  • November 14, 2017: [Urgent Statement] Japanese Groups Strongly Object to JBIC Premature Loan Disbursement, Ingoring the People’s Lawsuit to be Ready (PDF)
  • November 13, 2017:[Urgent Statement] Objection to Japanese and South Korean Government and Companies Supporting the construction of new coal power plants in Vietnam(PDF)
  • July 5, 2017: 【Statement】NO to JICA and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ at GCF 
  • April 5, 2017: Japanese Government must Reject Financing the Cirebon and Indramayu Coal-fired Power Plants, West Java, Indonesia)(PDF)
  • April 24, 2015: Report “Dirty Coal: Breaking the Myth About Japanese-Funded Coal Plants”
  • April 22, 2014: Open Letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Request to Stop Public Finance for Coal
  • February 3, 2014: Petition Submitted to JBIC: Don’t finance Indonesia’s Batang Coal-Fired Power Plant

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