Leaders from the 20 biggest economies in the world will tackle the most pressing issues facing the global economy at the G20 Summit in Japan this June.
The summit is an opportunity for Japan to show climate leadership by stopping any new finance for coal development and rapidly shifting investment to renewable energy.
Bold climate action requires that the biggest economies represented at the G20, heed the realities of science by instituting development frameworks that benefit people and ecosystems and help limit global temperature rise below 1.5°C.
As the current G20 chair, Japan’s Prime Minister Abe has stated that ambitious climate action will be at the top of the summit’s agenda. Unfortunately, Japan’s banks are among the largest financiers of coal development in the world, wilfully accelerating climate breakdown through their lending and investment decisions.
Communities pay the price for these investments that export pollution and climate impacts on the poorest.
Add your voice to the global campaign to call on Prime Minister Abe to stop Japan funding more coal-fired power stations and instead support a just transition towards a renewable energy future.