Did You Know?
In Japan, the issue is not the impact of ECA-backed projects on Japanese territory, but rather the Japanese ECAs, and their impact around the world. Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is one of Japan's ECAs. Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) is the other.
* Important Background Documents on Japan
San Roque Dam (Philippines) JBIC completed its loan in 2003.
More Useful Links
Study Group on Environmental Guidelines for JBIC - The Study Group on Environmental Guidelines for JBIC was established in October 2000 to contribute to the making of the integrated environmental guidelines of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Relevant people from NGOs, academia, governmental ministries and agencies, and JBIC freely exchange opinions, and seek to summarize the discussions on issues such as the future direction of the integrated guidelines. The Group completed making "Recommendations for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation's Environmental Guidelines" over the 16 meetings. Visit the website and download the Recommendations for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation's Environmental Guidelines (English and Japanese).
JBIC Urged to Stop Funding Large Dams in the Philippines March 11, 2005
Japanese and Chinese Investment Climate Warming December 24, 2004
Communities call on JBIC to Stop Funding Coal in Thailand and the Philippines December 15, 2004 by Greenpeace Southeast Asia
Sakhalin Energy, JBIC to Sign Sakhalin II Finance Agreement December 17, 2004
JBIC Pledges $220M to Indonesian Power Plants November 26, 2004
JBIC Looks Toward Mining November 13, 2004
Vietnamese Oil Refinery to be Financed via Japanese ECA August 3, 2004
JBIC May Support 1,500-Mile Siberian Pipeline April 5, 2004
JBIC to Support Greenhouse-gas Reducing Projects in Mexico April 15, 2004
Japan Waives Bangladesh Debt to JBIC March 21, 2004
JBIC Extends Financing to India March 31, 2004
Japan Issues First Trade Insurance for Postwar Iraq April 24, 2004
JBIC to Back Investments for Azadegan Oil Field in Iran January 16, 2004
4000 Indonesians to sue JBIC Over Destructive Dam March 27, 2003
Letter from NGOs Disapproving of Japan's
New ECA Guidelines -
January 19, 2000
Grassroots Groups Vie With Japanese Bureaucrats February 4, 1999