Cirebon Coal Power

The Cirebon Coal Power Project in West Java, Indonesia, which a joint venture between Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia has invested in, has been financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and private banks. Commercial operation of the first unit began in 2012, despite continued opposition from residents who are concerned about the project’s impact on their livelihoods and health.

“Many people in the village made their living through small-scale fishing, collecting various shellfish, making salt, and making small shrimp paste, but they were severely affected by the construction of Unit 1. Before the coal-fired power project, life was much easier for the residents here, as they had various sources of income.”

With many residents already suffering from the loss of their livelihoods, the construction of the even more massive Unit 2 is now underway. JBIC, the private banks, and the Japanese companies with stakes in the project (Marubeni Corporation and JERA) should not continue the project, ignoring the concerns of the residents. There have also been incidents of bribery of people involved in the project.





Position Paper on the Application of the Energy Transition Mechanism for Cirebon Coal-Fired Power Plant Unit 1 in Indonesia:  We firmly reject the mechanism for the sake of huge greenwashing by major corporations, not for the sake of the climate, environment, and local communities


NGOs’ Comments to the Japanese NCP’s Final Statement on “Cirebon Coal-fired Power Plant Project- Unit 2” (Cirebon 2) in Indonesia


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


Bribery of Project Owner Revealed at Cirebon Coal Plant Unit 2 in Indonesia – Request Submitted to MoF and JBIC for Prompt Suspension of Public Support


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!


[Request Letter] Commencement of Trial in the Bribery Case of Cirebon Coal-Fired Power Plant Unit 2 in Indonesia: JBIC should suspend its loan disbursement and take responsible actions to halt the project!


Open Letter: Japan’s “Zero Emissions” strategy is a fallacy – Japan must support just and equitable transition from fossil fuels not “false solutions”


Cirebon Coal Plant Unit 2, Indonesia: Residents Submit Opinion “JBIC Must Suspend Loan and Reexamine Examiner’s Findings”


[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