Environmental Activists around Asia protested against Abe’s pro-coal policy

Jul 2, 2019

On the opening day of the G20 Summit, environmental NGOs gathered in Osaka city to demand Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, take effective measures against climate change and urgently phase-out coal.

Leading up to the G20, civil society organizations and community groups who are affected by Japanese coal financing stood up and demanded Japan to stop financing dirty energies.

Despite Paris Agreement and the impact that the climate crisis, Japan still pushes coal power export to developing countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Building coal power plants will accelerate climate change and the continuation of investing in dirty fossil fuels is incompatible with Paris 1.5 degree goal. Moreover, people and communities are being forced to relocate without compensations or sufficient consultations. People are losing their livelihood and farmers are being criminalized.

Japan must stop financing dirty, destructive project now!

For more information contact: Ayumi Fukakusa – fukakusa@foejapan.org

(FoE Japan)