“Our list names the top companies investors and banks need to shun if they are committed to limiting our planet’s temperature rise.”
Two pollutants were found to cause an average 1.1 million premature deaths in the country each year and are destroying 20 million tonnes of rice, wheat, maize and soybean.
“This is what leadership on coal and climate change looks like. Decisions about how the world sources its future energy needs will make or break our ability to contain global warming. Standard Chartered’s policy not only removes a critical source of finance for new coal power plants, but sends a powerful signal to its competitors.
Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) recognizes that climate change is a major issue shared by all of humanity. It is a problem that threatens the co-existence of the global environment and society, a problem that has an enormous effect on Marubeni’s business and its shareholders, and a problem that Marubeni believes must be dealt with swiftly. Therefore, as part of Marubeni’s promotion of sustainable management, and in order to contribute fight global climate change, Marubeni has established new business policies (hereinafter, “Policies”) regarding its coal-fired power generation business and its renewable energy generation business.
Pak Lay is the fourth dam planned on the mainstream of the Lower Mekong Basin. The government of Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) is going to put this project into the Prior Consultation process with other members of the Mekong River Commission (MRC). This consultation is planned to be carried out after the construction of hydropower dams on the mainstream of the Mekong river, namely Xayaburi (2012), Don Sahong (2015) and Pak Beng (planned in 2017).
“Just energy transition cannot be done by a small number of people. The principle is to be negotiated to orientate for solutions.” Thus, a just energy transition is to maximize the effectiveness of climate protection, in order to minimize risks for workers and their communities.