Japan-funded coal power project would cause 1,900 premature deaths

Right now, there are several Japanese-financed coal-fired power stations in the pipeline in Vietnam and across Asia — Van Phong 1 is a prime example of how dirty and polluting these projects can get. What does this highly-polluting technology mean for locals living in areas around the plant? The Greenpeace … Read More

Japanese megabanks faced with international ad in the Financial Times

NGOs from Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan and around the world have placed a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times today calling for Japanese megabanks – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and Mizuho Financial Group (Mizuho) – to stop funding coal power. MUFG, SMBC, and Mizuho, along … Read More

WIN! Standard Chartered rules out new coal…. everywhere!

25 September 2018 Standard Chartered bank today updated its policy on lending to power generation, ruling out new coal power plants anywhere in the world. It confirmed the bank would no longer directly finance “any new coal-fired power plant projects, including expansions, in any location”. This marks a massive shift … Read More