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Ending the $73 Billion in Public Financing for Overseas Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Billions of dollars' worth of government support continues to flow towards fossil fuels and, incredibly, towards overseas coal projects. If governments are serious about addressing climate change, they must stop publicly financing the expansion of overseas coal projects. Some countries have joined the effort of late, but a few are still dragging their feet.

Are Japan and the World Bank Supporting a Coal Plant With Human Rights Violations In Indonesia?

Nicole Ghio | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Nicole Ghio

As communities in Batang continued to protest, President Widodo cancelled his planned visit, opting instead to attend the opening of the National Development Planning Meeting in Jakarta.

Holiday Season Brings Big Developments for International Coal Financing

Justin Guay | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

While Japan and Ex-Im are considering pouring even more money into a coal industry that's on its last legs, all the signs show the smart money is going toward renewables. That's something to be thankful for.

Will Japan End Its International Isolation on Overseas Coal Lending?

Justin Guay | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-Authored by Bob Burton, CoalSwarm As an ever-expanding number of international financial institutions restrict their support for new coal plants...

Too Much Public Funding Is Going Into Coal Projects in Key Countries: Preliminary Findings Show

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Since 2007, over $59 billion of public financing has supported coal projects through funding from development banks and international financial institutions in key countries.