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Print Notification Regarding Business Policies Pertaining to Sustainability

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.

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Call for Submissions: APWLD Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Future Sub Grants

Deadline has been extended to 14 August 2018

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Is there a need for a Clean Air Act in Southeast Asia?

If one of the benefits of reducing air pollution is the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, why is there no effective Clean Air Act on a regional and national level?

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Backed by Banks, Vietnam Embraces Dirty Coal

A petition calling on several major Singaporean banks to end their funding of thermal power plants in developing nations like Vietnam and Indonesia has shed light on the complex, transnational nature of financing for such projects.

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Southeast Asia: hotspot for renewables or dumping ground for coal?

In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), renewables contributed 8% to final energy consumption in 2014. Since then, the share renewable energy has only slightly increased whereas fossil fuel-powered generation is the main source for new power plants. Lars Blume and Nguyen Thi Hang illustrate why momentum in Southeast Asia is changing.

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More than 20 Countries Launch Global Alliance to Phase Out Coal

The United Kingdom and Canada are leading a new global coal alliance aimed at accelerating clean growth and achieving the rapid phase-out of traditional coal power.  More than 20 countries, including ...

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Vietnam Renewable Energy Week 2017

Background   Creating a forum for multi-stakeholders to exchange ideas, debate, and discuss on ways to move forward in renewable energy development policies, the Renewable Energy Week not only promoted renewable energy ...

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Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

Record power capacity of 161 GW added, for 23% less investment (USD 241.6 billion)

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World's first solar panel road opens in Normandy village

Route in Tourouvre-au-Perche cost €5m to construct and will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during two-year test period

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Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, after a record 52% drop in coal use. The reduction would leave UK CO2 emissions some 36% below ...

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