The 2023 G7 Summit is an opportunity to mobilize international pressure on the Japanese government to stop financing fossil fuels and promoting false solutions.

The more actions we can organize, the more pressure we can build on Japan. Here are ways to get involved and be part of the growing climate movement, wherever in the world you may be.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The 2023 G7 Summit is a key opportunity to mobilize international pressure on the Japanese government to stop financing fossil fuels and promoting false solutions.
Some climate groups are organizing actions outside Japanese embassies and consulates. Planning is underway to organize roughly 10 actions across Asia, Australia, Europe, and the US. The more actions we can organize, the more pressure we can build on Japan.
You can register your action here.
These calls aim to communicate to’s network of local groups, volunteers, partners and supporters within and outside Asia what the G7 moment is about and what it could mean for our climate future.
The calls also aim to get us all connected not only to come up with creative solidarity actions together but also to figure out a way to sustain our climate demands post G7, arching towards other global and regional moments.
We need to continuously organize and campaign to end the era of fossil fuels and power up climate solutions everywhere – and so sustaining our relationships with fellow climate activists is key.
For the first call, we have two time slots. we will hear from Japan on what the G7 moment is and how we can use it as a pressure moment for world leaders to drop fossil fuels and power up climate solutions moving forward. There will be examples of creative actions shared. Feel free to ask questions about what local movements are doing, on-ground updates, and more to our colleagues. You are encouraged to start planning your solidarity actions with your local collectives after this call.
Participants here will be invited to a second call. If you have creative mobilization plans already, you will be given an opportunity to share them to inspire other people in the call – especially those who are new to organizing, who come from smaller climate collectives or who represent community-based groups outside Japan – to take action with us. The goal for the second call is to create a map of actions so we can collectively demonstrate our power and possibly share resources to support each other’s work.
We are also planning a third call before May ends for all action-takers, where we will reflect together on what happened and think about ways to sustain our demands. We will encourage new call participants to join or start local volunteer groups in their area, support more collaborative cross-country campaigns, learn more about climate through training and mentorship opportunities that we’ll share and figure out a way to keep supporting each other in this work.
Feel free to invite trusted friends, volunteers, and partners to this space! For security reasons, we are asking everyone to individually sign up through the Zoom Meeting Registration links above, which will generate unique links for participants. We also hope we can have collective ownership of this space – Asia will be facilitating but these calls are ideally for collective brainstorming. Let’s help each other co-moderate the convening by being mindful of who we invite and other security risks.
This year, Japan has launched an intense diplomatic and communications drive to advance its Green Transformation and Asia Energy Transition Initiatives. Japan is promoting the expansion of gas and LNG as transition fuel and is driving the expansion of fossil-based technologies such as ammonia co-firing, hydrogen, and CCS. Japan’s strategy would block the energy transition, undermine energy security and fuel the climate crisis.
In 2022, the G7 agreed to fully or predominantly decarbonize by 2035, with coal phase-out by 2030 and ICE phase-out by 2035. However, Japan does not want to give up fossil fuels and is determined to export outdated fossil technologies, rebranding them, to those “less developed” Asian countries in the name of development.
The G7 cannot afford to backslide on items already agreed upon in 2022, and Japan’s attempt to block a clear timeline for coal phase-out and push false solutions like fossil-based ammonia and hydrogen technologies, risk running the G7 over the cliff of climate catastrophe.
As this year’s president, Japan has the opportunity to demonstrate its leadership in raising ambition among G7 and Asian countries in 2023. This means an end to Japanese financing of fossil fuels in Asia and worldwide.