緊急抗議!バタン石炭火力への融資はやめて Urgent call for action #StopBatangCoal

English is below

スタッフの深草です。前回のブログ記事でもお伝えしていますが、インドネシアですすめられているバタン石炭火力発電所計画では、人権侵害含む様々な問題が発生しています。(詳しくはこちら

そんな中、日本の国際協力銀行は、バタン石炭火力発電への融資を検討。気候変動対策の観点からも石炭火力への投資は問題視されている中、そして現地では土地収用等をめぐって人権侵害などが発生している中、融資を決めてしまう事は様々な面で問題です。

これをうけ、バタン石炭火発事業に対する日本の公的融資供与の拒否を求める緊急要請書の提出と抗議アクションを行う事になりました。

アクションは安倍首相が核セキュリティサミットで訪問中であるアメリカ、日本、そしてインドネシアで行われます。是非拡散・シェアをお願いします!

【アクションへの参加方法】
1. JBIC前の抗議に参加する
2016年4月1日8:15頃にJBIC前(最寄り:竹橋駅)で抗議を行います。是非現地にお越し下さい。

2. Twitterアクションに参加する
「バタンへの融資やめて!」「気候変動や人権侵害への投資はやめて!」などのメッセージを書いた紙を持って写真をとってTwitterや、フェイスブックなどのSNSに投稿してください。その時#StopBatangCoalのハッシュタグを忘れずに。

投稿例
①バタン石炭火力発電への融資はやめてください!#StopBatangCoal @Kantei @AbeShinzo
②バタン石炭火力発電所計画における人権侵害を無視しないで!#StopBatangCaol @Kantei @AbeShinzo
③石炭火力への融資はやめて!#NoCoalGoGreen #StopBatangCoal

など。

【問い合わせ先】
担当:波多江(hatae@foejapan.org)

【English】
As FoE Japan and other NGOs have reported before, there have been human rights violations around the Batang Coal Fired plant project sites.

The project proponents and the Indonesian government have failed to implement the appropriate environmental and social considerations according to the JBIC Guidelines. Hence, the Japanese government and JBIC must immediately urge the project proponents to ensure free access to the unsold farmland, to prevent any unnecessary conflict and so that the farmers can maintain their livelihoods.

Local communities in Indonesia have been subject to violence, intimidation, and human rights violations. The same is true around the world: March 2016 has witnessed the murder of environmental defenders Berta Caceres and Nelson Garcia in Honduras, and Sikhosiphi Rhadebe in South Africa. On the occasion of Prime Minister Abe’s state visit to the United States, the international community strongly asserts that intimidation and murder of local communities is unacceptable. Japan and JBIC risk enabling this behaviour if they were to move forward with financing for Batang.

The JBIC Guidelines encourage JBIC to deny financing for a project where a project proponent fails to undertake appropriate environmental and social considerations. Since clear violations of the Guidelines have occurred at Batang, JBIC should reject financing for the project ahead of the financial closure deadline for the project on April 6, 2016.

The Japanese government must refuse financing not just for the Batang coal project, but all coal projects in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. As the leader of the G7, Japan must end its financing for coal projects and shift toward clean and sustainable renewable projects that will increase access to electricity without polluting local air and water or contributing to climate change. We appreciate your consideration of our concerns and hope the Japanese government will choose to end its financing for domestic and international coal projects.

> Read the whole statement Here

【Join our Stop Batang Coal week of action March 31 –April 5:】

★Come join our protest in front of JBIC building
★Date: 2016.4.1 8:15AM
★Venue: JBIC (map)
For Further information, contact hatae@foejapan.org or +81-3-6909-5983

OR Take Action from your computer, phone or tablet!

1) Take a photo of yourself holding a sign saying either
“Japan: Stop Financing Coal!”, “Japan: Stop the Batang coal plant! Or “Prime Minister Abe: Don’t fund human rights abuses & climate disruption!” Include your name and location (e.g. Jenny, Brooklyn, NY, USA).

2) Post your selfie photo to Twitter and/or Instagram and add it to our event’s Facebook page here. Be sure to include the hashtags #StopBatangCoal

See sample photos below and printable signs in Word, PDF [include link to print out sign]. On Twitter include @kantei and @AbeShinzo. On Facebook include @ShinzōAbe. If you do not have, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, just email us your photo (watch the file size, please), and we will post it.

3) After you post, email a link to us at jbock@foe.org.

 

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