International Financial Institutions

The policies of international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have a significant impact on the people and environment of developing countries. It is because Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) of each country and private banks who have adopted the equator principles refer to the policies of IFIs, which, therefore, have impact on the environmental and social policies of various financial institutions. FoE Japan monitors the policies and projects of these institutions and makes proposals with NGOs abroad.


[Briefing] Japan Behind the LNG Expansion in the Gulf


PETITION: Immediately Stop Prolonging the Life of Fossil Fuels and Destroying the Environment and Livelihoods in Indonesia – Meaningful Participation of Local Communities and Civil Society in Just and Equitable Energy Transition


[Joint Press Release] Climate activists call on ASEAN leaders to reject Japan’s dirty energy strategy, scale up wind and solar


Indonesian residents and NGOs visit Japan to request: Japanese government and banks must stop financing Cirebon coal-fired power plant Unit 2 and take responsible action for early retirement of Unit 1!


Open Letter: G7 countries must not leave room for fossil fuels, climate destruction


Open Letter: ‘No room for fossil fuels in climate-vulnerable developing countries’ – G7 nations must reject the rollout of false energy transition technologies


[Joint Statement] Climate, Environment and Social Conditions Require a Further Earlier Closure of Cirebon Coal Plant Unit 1 and a Halt to the Commencement of Operation in Cirebon Unit 2 – Reaction to the Announcement of the 1st Early Closure Plan of Coal Power Plant in Indonesia


Indonesian CSOs Submit a Petition to the Japanese Government: “No more prolonging the lifespan of fossil fuel and destroying the environment and livelihoods in Indonesia in the name of a ‘Just Energy Transition'”


Socio-Environmental Impacts of Japanese Foreign Aid and Finance