On September 23, Japanese youth organized climate actions in 34 locations throughout Japan, with support and participation from over 150 organizations.
The Japanese government has been discussing "Green Transformation (GX)" to achieve a decarbonized society, but this includes false solutions that focus on technologies not ready for practical use, which would delay Japan's transition away from dependence on fossil fuels.
On September 5, “ACT Matsushima”, a website and information hub for the GENESIS Matsushima project was launched to provide information on the project to the public. See here how you can submit a public comment to stop plans to extend the life of coal-fired power in Japan!
Researchers at Imperial College London have released a report comparing estimates of carbon captured and sequestered worldwide between 1996 and 2020, finding that reported figures overestimate the actual amount by 19-30%.
On August 31st, J-Power submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment scoping document for the GENESIS Matsushima project, a plan to continue operating an old coal-fired power plant in Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture. J-POWER invites public opinions for this project from August 31st to October 17th.