Parallel with the G7 Summit, two residents affected by the Cirebon coal-fired power plant project (the Project) in Indonesia and two members of local NGOs (WALHI and WALHI West Java), which has been supporting the community’s opposition, visited Japan and handed a petition (endorsed by 61 organizations from around the world, including Trend Asia) to the Japanese government and the banks, urging them to stop financing Cirebon Unit 2 (1,000 MW) and to take responsible action for early retirement of Cirebon Unit 1 (660 MW).

The project is invested by Marubeni and JERA (a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company) and financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, 100% owned by the Japanese government) and three mega banks (Mitsubishi UFJ Bank [*], Mizuho Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation).

Photo (1) by Cyva Ardian/Trend Asia

Photo (2) by Vazhnik/Pexels

A petition to the Japanese government

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