Interim Closing:2022/6/22 WED 23:59 JST


Organization Petition

Calling on the 3 Japanese Megabanks to End Fossil Fuel Finance 

We are already living through the climate crisis. For years, scientists have warned that the longer we delay a fundamental reform of our fossil fuel-dependent systems and the reliance on deforestation, the narrower our window to stop the climate crisis becomes. We must act now to mitigate the worst human and ecosystem impacts caused by the climate crisis.

In recent years, climate change risks have increasingly been associated with financial risks. Investors, young people, scientists, citizens, and other stakeholders are looking to financial institutions to take the lead in climate action by ruling out fossil fuels in their financing and investment portfolios and managing climate-related risks over the short, medium and longer term.

While the banks have improved their response to climate change in recent years, with the accelerating crisis, these efforts are simply not enough. To limit the rise in average global temperatures to 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels, and to halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within nine years and to achieve zero emissions at the latest by 2050, banks must take bold actions now.

There is already a directive in place that coal-fired power plants, which emit the most GHGs during power generation, should be completely abolished by 2030 in OECD countries and by 2040 worldwide. In May 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that, in order to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, there should be no more investment in new fossil fuel development projects, with existing facilities gradually phased out. The IEA also recommended that electric power generation should be decarbonized in developed countries by 2035 and worldwide by 2040. Although there are issues associated with the IEA’s roadmap, this announcement is highly significant because of its influence on the future direction of global energy policy.

Your targets to curb financed GHG emissions do not meet these requirements. Moreover, your policies on coal power, coal mining, oil and gas, and forest-related sectors remain insufficient and must go further. Japan’s three megabanks, including your bank, are the world’s top three lenders to the coal industry and the world’s principal financiers of fossil fuel companies. On this basis you are one of the major contributors of the worsening climate crisis.

We call upon your bank to demonstrate leadership towards a carbon-free society through responsible financial actions described as below. This way, your bank will contribute to solving, not worsening, the climate crisis.


Addresses for Appeals:
Mr. Jun Ohta, President & Group CEO, SMBC Group
Mr. Hironori Kamezawa, President & Group CEO, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Mr. Masahiro Kihara, President & Group CEO, Mizuho Financial Group


Organizing Groups


Total Organization

Name of Organization (in English) / グループ・団体名(英語表記)Country / 国
WALHI West Java ( Friends of the Earth Indonesia )Indonesia
Green South FoundationThailand
Asian Energy Network (AEN)Other
Fridays For Future Hiroshima日本 (Japan)
Mighty EarthUnited States
Fridays For Future Dazaifu日本 (Japan)
Protect Our Winters Japan日本 (Japan)
Oil Change InternationalUnited States
The Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research CenterVietnam
350 AsiaOther
350 PilipinasPhilippines
Youth Advocates for Climate Action PhilippinesPhilippines
Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines Inc. Philippines
Fridays For Future Sapporo 日本 (Japan)
Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE)Philippines IndonesiaIndonesia
350 TaiwanTaiwan
African Stars FoundationGhana
Friends of the Earth IndonesiaIndonesia
Mom Loves Taiwan AssiciationTaiwan
No Coal Yokosuka日本 (Japan)
GEYK(Green Environment Youth Korea)Korea South
Oyu Tolgoi WatchMongolia
Friends of the Earth FranceFrance
Air Clean Taiwan Taiwan
Citizen of the Earth, TaiwanTaiwan
International Climate Development Institute (ICDI)Taiwan
Bench coffee co.日本 (Japan) SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Bucks Environmental Action United States
Future instead of coal SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Climate City ZurichSwitzerland
Centre for Environmental JusticeSri Lanka
Christian AidUnited Kingdom
Anti-air pollution alliance of southern TaiwanTaiwan
350 BrazilBrazil
350 ArgentinaArgentina
Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities Ghana
ATTAC Japan日本 (Japan)
going my way+日本 (Japan)
Green People’s Power日本 (Japan)
Asian Environmental Youth NetworkChina
350 Eigo日本 (Japan)
Blue earthnet Hiroshima日本 (Japan)
Environics TrustIndia
Rural Development Policy InstitutePakistan
Citizens' Climate Lobby Japan日本 (Japan)
EKOenergy ecolabelOther
350 EuropeUnited Kingdom
Australian Conservation FoundationAustralia
Fridays For Future Niigata日本 (Japan)
CEE Bankwatch NetworkOther
Taiwan Youth Climate CoalitionTaiwan
350volunteer chushikoku network日本 (Japan)
Art Island Center日本 (Japan)
poco a poco ~Attaka miraiwo tukurukai~ from Hiroshima日本 (Japan)
Fridays For Future Tokyo日本 (Japan)
Friends of the Earth MalaysiaMalaysia
Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur India
fridays for future iwate日本 (Japan)
fridays for future fukuoka 日本 (Japan)
Fridays For Future Kagoshima日本 (Japan)
Fridays For Future Kyoto日本 (Japan)
350Tokyo日本 (Japan)
NPO Seven Generations日本 (Japan)
Student Executive Board Universitas IndonesiaIndonesia
Climate Action Network Japan (CAN-Japan)日本 (Japan)
Student Association of Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Science University of IndonesiaIndonesia
Friday For Future IndonesiaIndonesia
Pepe movie Hk日本 (Japan)
Greens Japan日本 (Japan)
Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY)Malaysia
Fridays For Future Shiga日本 (Japan)
350 New ENEration日本 (Japan)
Green TEAOther
Fridays for Future Osaka日本 (Japan)
Climate Action Malaysia (KAMY)Malaysia
Citizens Alliance for Saving the Atmosphere and the Earth (CASA)日本 (Japan)
Alliance of Indonesia Student Executive Board (BEM SI)Indonesia
Save VirungaCongo {Democratic Rep}
Student Executive Board Diponegoro UniversityIndonesia
Fridays For Future Yamaguchi日本 (Japan)
350 for ClimateTurkey GermanyGermany
Fossil Free University of IndonesiaIndonesia
Inclusive Development InternationalUnited States
Lambung Mangkurat University Student Executive BoardIndonesia USUnited States
Student Executive Board of Universitas PGRI Mahadewa IndonesiaIndonesia
NPO.EE.Harmony日本 (Japan)
Pakistan Fisherfolk ForumPakistan
Japan Congress against A- and H-Bombs(GENSUIKIN)日本 (Japan)
Japan Association of Environment and Society for 21th century日本 (Japan)
350 PacificFiji
Environmental Rights FoundationTaiwan
Community Empowerment and Social Justice Network (CEMSOJ)Nepal
Student Government of University of Sumatra UtaraIndonesia
Climate Emergency Action Fujisawa日本 (Japan)
Student body of FKB TELKOM UNIVERSITY Indonesia
Student Executive Board of Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran JakartaIndonesia
Student Executive Board Esa Unggul UniversityIndonesia
Fridays For Future Kobe日本 (Japan)
地球救出アクション97(Save the Earth! Action97)日本 (Japan)
SDGs shikoku 88日本 (Japan)
Bangladesh Working Group on Extenral Debt (BWGED)Bangladesh
CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network)Bangladesh
Fridays for future Kumamoto日本 (Japan)
Proliance Japan Co. Ltd日本 (Japan)
Niseko Eco Project 日本 (Japan)
EAS-Y Green日本 (Japan)
Asian Peoples Movement on Debt & DevelopmentOther
Philippine Movement for Climate JusticePhilippines
Spiral Club日本 (Japan)
Friends of the Earth AustraliaAustralia
Workers corporation Shibayama Agreen日本 (Japan)
Zero Emission Bunkyo日本 (Japan)
Friends of the Earth Asia PacificMalaysia
Reclaim FinanceFrance
Powershift Suginami日本 (Japan)
All Party System Co.Ivory Coast
peoples' power network日本 (Japan)
Legal Right and Natural Resources CenterPhilippines
Peoples Energy Chiba日本 (Japan)
PV-Net(PV owners Network)日本 (Japan)
ママノチョコレート(株式会社コータロー)日本 (Japan)
URAEUS 日本 (Japan)
350 SG Singapore
Fridays For Future Furano日本 (Japan)
Fridays For Future Sendai日本 (Japan)
NPO Nakano Citizens Environmental Foundation日本 (Japan)
NPO法人原子力資料情報室日本 (Japan)
Happy eco chiba日本 (Japan)
SD Creation INC United States
350 Shizuoka日本 (Japan)
Fridays For Future Nagoya 日本 (Japan)
Voice Of The VulnerablesNigeria
Friday For Future NigeriaNigeria
Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21st Century (JAES21) 日本 (Japan)
kodaira/kannkyonokai日本 (Japan)
Kushiro Thermal Power Station Thinking Group日本 (Japan)
350 New ZealandNew Zealand
aomoriclimateaction日本 (Japan)
Women for Green Economy Movement UgandaUganda
Fair Finance InternationalNetherlands
Abibinsroma FoundationGhana
Centre of Environmental Initiatives “Ecoaction"Ukraine
Climate Action MorelandAustralia
Fridays For Future Saitama日本 (Japan)
Climate Action Network AustraliaAustralia
Biodiversity Information Box 日本 (Japan)
Peace Boat日本 (Japan)
Fridays For Future TokyoIvory Coast
Oiso Energy shift日本 (Japan)
Neighbours United for Climate Action (NUCA)Australia AustraliaAustralia
350 Latin AmericaBrazil
Initiative for Right View(IRV)Bangladesh
People's coalition for the right to waterIndonesia
CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network)Bangladesh
Nadi Ghati Morcha - !ndiaIndia
Rivers without Boundaries Coalition MongoliaMongolia
WomanHealth PhilippinesPhilippines
Fossil Free JogjaIndonesia
Jamaa Resource InitiativesKenya
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)Other
Advocacy Office for Climate Justice日本 (Japan)
CAN South AsiaIndia
The Africa FoundationGhana
Pacific Islands Climate Action Network PICANVanuatu
Edikanman Foundation Ghana
Life and Nature Safeguard Platform (LNSP) Bangladesh
Transition Town Fichu日本 (Japan)
AiLa日本 (Japan)
350 Climate Movement of DenmarkDenmark
Centre for Community Health Research and Support - CCHSVietnam
datsupura club(Plastic Free Club )日本 (Japan)
Environment NPO日本 (Japan)
Market Forces Australia
350 Creator日本 (Japan)
Niseko Eco Project 日本 (Japan)
社会を動かす3.5%日本 (Japan)
Femin  women's Democratic Club日本 (Japan)
Pakistan Fisherfolk ForumPakistan
Higashimurayama Energy日本 (Japan)
Media is Hope日本 (Japan)
350 Japan Transration Team日本 (Japan)
LEDARS-Local Environment Development and Agricultural Research SocietyBangladesh
Blue Carbon Sound日本 (Japan) Japan日本 (Japan)
Friends of the Earth Japan日本 (Japan)
Greenpeace Japan日本 (Japan)
Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES)日本 (Japan)
Kiko Network日本 (Japan)
Mekong Watch日本 (Japan)
Rainforest Action Network日本 (Japan)