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Japan’s ‘disastrous and harmful’ LNG financing sparks protests around the world

Community-led petition and demonstrations call on Japan’s export credit agency–Japan Bank for International Cooperation–to end environmental and community harms arising from LNG projects   Fishermen, local communities, indigenous groups, and environmental advocates across the globe denounced Japan and its export credit agency Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)–expressing opposition to the country’s public finance for liquified […]

Opinion: Japanese PM Kishida must stop derailing the global energy transition

Philippine President Bongbong Marcos with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Decelmber 2023

Philippine President Bongbong Marcos with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders’ Meeting in December 2023. (Photo from the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan) By Gerry Arances and Elizabeth BastCenter for Energy, Ecology, and Development; Oil Change International When Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with President Joe Biden and Philippine President […]

Verde Island Passage advocates confront climate change funders in Europe

Protect VIP, a coalition of communities, fisherfolk, environmentalists, and other advocates for the protection of the Verde Island Passage (VIP), on Wednesday, May 3 (UK time), joined Urgewald, Extinction Rebellion, and other cause-oriented groups in disrupting the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Barclays and Standard Chartered in London due to the banks’ financing of major […]