Reports

Burden of Disease from Rising Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions in Southeast Asia
Summary
A Harvard University team has estimated approximately 70 000 people in South East Asian countries will face premature death annually just from the air pollution from coal expansion by 2030.
G7 COAL SCORECARD – FIFTH EDITION COAL FINANCE HEADS FOR THE EXIT
Summary
E3G has issued the fifth edition of G7 Coal Scorecard. Japan, for the fifth year running, remains in last place in the ranking. It is the only G7 country still pursuing new coal power plants domestically and overseas.
A Deadly Double Standard
Summary
Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Greenpeace Japan jointly published a report - A Deadly Double Standard, revealing that the public finance agencies’ 16.7 billion USD investment in coal plants between January 2013 and May 2019 is estimated to cause a total of 148,000 to 410,000 avoidable premature deaths over the typical 30 year operation period of such plants.
Japan Coal Phase-Out: The Pathway to Phase-out by 2030
Summary
Kiko Network has issued a discussion paper, recommending the Government of Japan sets a coal phase out target for the year 2030. It proposes the pathway of annual phase out plan and explains its feasibility to achieve this target.
Energy and Finance in Japan in 2018: financing climate change and nuclear risk
Summary
Financial databases were used to calculate all known corporate loans, underwritings, bond holdings, and shareholdings from 151 financial groups and their subsidiaries provided to selected 26 Japanese companies involved in coal development, fossil fuels, and nuclear power over the period of January 2013 to July 2018.
Uncertain and harmful: Japanese Coal Investments in Indonesia
Summary
Ongoing Japanese investment in coal-fired power in Indonesia carries increasing financial and political risk to banks and investors and is not in line with global efforts to limit the worst impacts of climate change.
Swimming against the tide: Japanese banks and climate change
Summary
The NGOs issued a warning to Japanese banks and other financial institutions that failure to divest from coal could put Japan behind the curve vis-a-vis international peers.
Thermal Coal in Asia: The Real Risks for Investors
Summary
Japanese project lenders are increasingly isolated globally in their exposure to coal power. Amid greater shareholder scrutiny on climate risk, their disclosure remains poor.