Proposals & Press

Press Releases

  • 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


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