While other countries are making plans to reduce emissions, Japan’s biggest companies continue to invest in the dirtiest forms of fuel. Mighty Earth is campaigning in Japan to hold major companies, like Sumitomo Corporation, accountable and working to change corporate policies that destroy forests and mine, chop, finance, ship, and burn the most destructive fuels on earth. Join us, sign the petition.

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Joint Statement re: 2021 Revisions to Biomass Plan Development Guidelines (Japan’s Feed-in-Tariff)


Japan’s revised guidelines for biomass power generation are inadequate regarding climate change and biodiversity. We urge the speedy adoption of greenhouse gas emission limits and stronger criteria regarding the environmental sustainability of biomass fuel.

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世界チョコレート成績表: 日本企業は児童労働と持続可能性の取り組みスコアが芳しくない結果に


2021年のイースター成績表:「腐った卵賞」はストークが受賞、アルテル・エコ、トニーズ・チョコロンリー、そしてウィッタカーズが「黄金の卵賞」を受賞、ゴディバは2020年の最下位からランクを上げる

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重工業の脱炭素化に向けた世界的な枠組み原則


新型コロナウイルス感染症のパンデミックが起こり、世界の主要な経済大国(EU、中国、日本、インド、北米)は、パリ協定の目標の達成や永久的な気候崩壊の回避のために世界の工業経済

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大手工業企業・市民社会団体による、 重工業における脱炭素化に向けた新たな国際的枠組みのサポート


政治家に、新型コロナウイルス感染症からの景気回復計画の一環として重工業の脱炭素化を求める初の世界的な枠組みが、本日発表されました。この国際的な重工業における脱炭素化の枠組みの原則は、以下の市民社会団体や大手工業企業から支持を得ています。

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国内大手チョコレート企業環境・労働問題への取り組み評価

国内大手チョコレート企業環境・労働問題への取り組み評価


東京、2021年2月10日—  バレンタインデーを前に、世界的な環境キャンペーン団体であるマイティ・アースとオーストラリアのビー・スレイバリー・フリー(Be Slavery Free)は、日本の主要な生産者やブランドを対象に人権や環境への影響を評価するツール「ジャパン・チョコレート・ガイド」の第一弾を発表しました。

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Nippon Steel, Number Three Steelmaker Globally, Officially Commits to Carbon Neutrality


Yesterday, President Eiji Hashimoto of Japan’s Nippon Steel released a plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This announcement comes shortly after similar 2050 carbon neutrality pledges were made by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, as well as the world’s largest steel company, ArcelorMittal.

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Stop Biomass Power Generation with Large-scale Fuel Import


Today, 32 environmental NGOs in Japan and overseas, including Mighty Earth, released a joint statement calling on Japan to stop biomass power generation with large-scale imported fuels.

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Consumers Push Back on Japanese Travel Company Driving Forest Destruction


Thousands of concerned travelers around the world have signed on to a threatened boycott of Japanese travel giant H.I.S. International, according to a new briefing paper from environmental campaign organization Mighty Earth.

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Global Call to End Coal Marks First Climate Test for New Japanese Administration


The planned Matarbari Phase 2 coal plant would further burden Bangladeshis with air pollution, pollute fish and farmland with mercury pollution, and place them at further risk from climate change impacts.

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Project to Build Japan’s Largest Palm Oil Burning Power Plant Defeated


Environmental groups are celebrating today’s dissolution of Maizuru Green Initiatives GK, a company set up to build a palm oil burning power plant in Maizuru City, Japan.

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Sumitomo Doubles Down on Coal, Releases More Rhetoric on Sustainability


Japanese conglomerate plans to continue work on disastrous coal plant project in Bangladesh despite climate, public health, budgetary, and environmental concerns

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Ten Reasons Why Sumitomo’s Matarbari Coal Plant is a Terrible Idea


The first Matarbari coal plant is a disaster – it is expensive, a bad investment, and an embarrassment to Sumitomo and Japan. Here are ten reasons why a second plant should never see the light of day.

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Global Protests Call on Mitsubishi Corporation to Stop Investing in Coal Power


Climate activists around the world rally in front of Mitsubishi to stop the Vung Ang 2 coal power plant

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New Investigation: Sumitomo Corporation’s Dirty Energy Investments Highlight Japan’s Failure to Act on Climate


As the international community gathers in Madrid to discuss next steps in the fight against global climate change, a new report is exposing how Japan’s policies are empowering a major corporation that embraces and invests in dirty energy sources like coal and biomass.

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Petition: Tell Sumitomo Corporation to Be a Climate Leader


Sign the petition today and tell Sumitomo to end forest destruction and make the transition to clean renewable energy sources.

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