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When the Tokyo Games open on July 24, it will be the hottest Olympics in history.

The climate crisis is here and it’s being worsened by Japan’s continued support for fossil fuels and tropical deforestation. In fact, the country’s biggest investors in coal-fired power plants both in Japan and abroad are (also) major corporate sponsors of the Tokyo Games.

These sponsors are Mizuho, SMBC, and Tokio Marine. Mizuho is the biggest and SMBC the third biggest lender to coal power projects, and Tokio Marine provides the largest insurance service to power generation sector in Japan. While the Tokyo Games organisers are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of athletes and spectators, these measures won’t protect the public and the wider world from the extreme weather events associated with the climate emergency.

The heat is just going to get worse unless something is done to stop coal finance.

2020 is the year the Paris Agreement comes into effect – will the Tokyo Games be the moment when Japanese public and private financiers show their climate leadership by ending their coal investment?

The only way Japanese financial institutions can WIN GOLD in the global effort to tackle the climate crisis is by LOSING their involvement in coal finance and committing to deforestation-free renewables.
Japanese banks are already world leaders in funding renewable energy, so by using their money for good, they could help create a 100% renewable energy future.

Join the global campaign to stop Japan and the Tokyo Games corporate sponsors from funding more coal-fired power stations today.

Greenwashing the Games

How can you have a ‘green’ event funded by coal?

Meet the gold sponsors

The corporations fueling the climate crisis.

Meet the gold sponsors

The corporations fueling the climate crisis.

Game changer: competing in a hotter world

Athletes are feeling the heat from climate change.

Japan and coal

Threatening the future of the planet and its people.

Japan and coal

Threatening the future of the planet and its people.

Tell Japan: stop funding coal power

Join the global campaign to stop the Japanese government and the Olympic corporate sponsors from funding more coal-fired power stations.

News

[Joint Statement] NGOs call on Japan to end overseas public finance for fossil fuels including Indramayu and Matarbari 2 coal plants, at G7 Summit

MUFG Climate Resolution Still Necessary – Co-Filers Issue 2nd Investor Briefing on Why the Resolution Must Pass

Japan under pressure at G7 over coal addiction

MUFG Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2050 but Punts Detailed Plan on Paris Alignment – Shareholders Will Not Withdraw Climate Resolution

Mizuho’s Revised Policy Tightens Approach to Climate Risk But Still Far from Meeting Paris Agreement Goals

Loopholes Remain in SMBC Group’s New Coal Policy – Japan’s Megabank Still Not Aligned with the Paris Agreement

Sumitomo Corporation’s new coal policy still includes major loopholes – NGOs urge Sumitomo Corporation not to participate in the EPC bidding for Matarbari Units 3 and 4 –

Japan’s largest bank MUFG tightens coal power and forest sector policies – but far from aligned with Paris Agreement

[Joint Statement] Mitsubishi UFJ tightens its financing for coal-fired power, but it’s still not aligned with Japan’s 2050 Net-zero Emissions target

[Joint Statement] Japan lags behind South Korea in overseas coal financing at the Leaders Summit on Climate ~Japan needs to withdraw support for coal plants in Indonesia and Bangladesh~

[Joint Statement] NGOs welcome the U.S.-Japan announcement to align Official Financing with the Net-zero Emissions by 2050, but Japan needs to withdraw support from two coal projects

Over 30 Groups Call on Olympics Gold Sponsor Tokio Marine to Drop Fossil Fuels

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