On March 23 in Tokyo, the group of affected residents and representatives formally submitted to JICA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry a letter opposing financing into the coal fired power plants.
What is necessary at this time is to break free from carbon intensive coal and high risk nuclear. Now is the time to shift towards a new energy system with pursuing further energy efficiency and renewable energy.
We fight to keep fossil fuel in the ground–and we build it together with the communities. My heart is heavy knowing that each day there can be setbacks, but we will keep up the fight–with a smile on faces of local leaders.