Global coalition demands Japan’s banks end destructive coal finance
NGOs from across the world are calling on Japanese megabanks – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and Mizuho Financial Group (Mizuho) – to stop funding coal power.
Over 50 Japanese and international environmental groups publish open letter to PM Abe and launch ‘No Coal Japan’
Over 50 Japanese and international NGOs have posted a full-page open letter in the Financial Times and Yomiuri Shimbun, urging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to strengthen measures against climate change and move away from coal-fired power.
Climate Leaders do not fund coal! PM Abe should commit to coal phase out
In front of the National Diet Building, civil society organizations from Japan as well as other countries organized a protest, demanding Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe to take greater action on climate change.
Japan: a new vision for real climate leadership
Last summer, blistering heatwaves in Japan killed and hospitalized thousands. Kumagaya reported an all-time temperature high for Japan of 41.1C.