Leaders from the 20 biggest economies in the world are gathering in Japan for the Group of 20 Summit this month. It’s an opportunity for Japan to show climate leadership by stopping any new finance for coal development and rapidly shifting investment to safe, renewable energy.

But here’s Japan’s dirty secret: their banks are among the biggest funders of coal companies around the world, accelerating climate breakdown and exporting pollution and climate impacts on the poorest countries in the world.

Watch this video to learn more about the dirty chain of custody between Japan’s financial institutions and the dangerous impacts of dirty energy projects that they continue to fund.

Time is running out to avoid climate breakdown. As the G20 host, it’s time for Japan to show leadership and take urgent climate action by stopping any new finance for coal.

Late last year, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has called on other world leaders to join him in the fight for a swift climate action. “We must take more robust actions,” he said. Now, let’s follow up on his call and stimulate action that goes beyond just rhetoric.

Sign the petition to urge Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to stop funding more coal-fired power stations and support a just transition towards a renewable energy future.


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