Growing legal risk over coal-fired power generation plan in Japan
On May 27, 2019, 45 people including the local population in Yokosuka filed a lawsuit against the Government of Japan, calling for cancellation of the confirmation on the environmental impact assessment for Yokosuka coal-fired power generation plan.
A fatal error in JBIC’s procedure on the Van Phong1 Coal-Fired Power Generation Project
The Japanese environmental NGOs submitted a letter to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), a Japanese export credit agency to point out a clear and critical violation of the JBIC Guidelines for Confirmation of Environment and Social Considerations.
JBIC and NEXI stopped considering to support the Morupule B project in Botswana
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance announced that they stopped their official consideration to finance and insure the Morupule B coal-fired power plant project in Botswana.
99-year-old ‘Grandma Ca’ stands up against Japanese-supported coal project
In 2017, this 99-year-old woman was forced from her home in Van Phong Bay, Vietnam. Two years on, she’s standing her ground and refusing to move.
Mizuho’s new policy on coal-fired power generation financing falls behind Mitsubishi UFJ policy revisions
On May 22, Mizuho Financial Group announced revisions to its policies for investing in coal-fired power generation.