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350.org Japan

350 * we are building a global grassroots movement to tackle climate change prevention. Through the activities, national leaders to confront the "scientific facts" of climate change, it prompts you play a fair responsibility for its impact.

This rose from grassroots movement by the citizens of the world movement, now scramble to hand each other in, we are working aims to "better future" for all beings on the planet. We campaigns and grassroots activities on the online, through the large-scale action by citizens, the efforts that have been done in 188 countries or more, will lead to one of the global network. Past activities, please visit here.

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Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF)

Mission

  • Establish a society based on renewable energy.
  • Research, develop and advocate policies, measures and financial/business models
    that are based on the dynamics of markets and society, to promote renewable energy.
  • Build up partnerships and networks with international/domestic organizations and civil societies.
    Promote capacity building and support public awareness for further recognition and deployment of renewables.
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WWF - Japan

WWF Japan was established in Tokyo in 1971. It grapples with various national and international issues that Japan is involved - conservation of Nansei Shoto Archipelago (including the coral reef in Shiraho in Ishigaki Island) and tidal flats in many places, promotion of forestry certification scheme and environmental education, prevention of global warming through promotion of natural energy, policy advocacy on the CITES, etc. It also supports citizen groups and researchers engaged in conservation through fund grant programme.

Climate change

The world is getting concerned of global warming as the most serious boarderless environmental problem. Japan is the fourth largest carbon dioxide emitters after the USA, Russia and China. As a part of WWF Global Climate Change Programme, WWF Japan advocated the Kyoto Protocol to enter into force. It encourages the Japanese industries and the power sectors to reduce carbon dioxide emission.

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Rainforest Action Network- Japan

 

Who we are

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is headquartered in San Francisco, California with office staff in Tokyo, Japan, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children.  

Dubbed “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business” by the Wall Street Journal, RAN uses hard-hitting markets campaigns to align the policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection. We believe that logging ancient forests for copy paper or destroying an endangered ecosystem for a week’s worth of oil is not just destructive, but outdated and unnecessary.

Vision

Rainforest Action Network envisions a world where each generation sustains increasingly healthy forests, where the rights of all communities are respected, and where corporate profits never come at the expense of people or the planet.

Market Activism

Our corporate campaigns seek to push companies to balance profits with principles, to show that it is possible to do well by doing good. We publicly applaud and support political and corporate leaders who show strong leadership and innovation in advancing sustainability. Sadly, many companies require more motivation. Our campaigns leverage public opinion and consumer pressure to turn the public stigma of environmental destruction into a business nightmare for any American company that refuses to adopt responsible environmental policies.

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Japan Center for Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES)

Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES) is an NGO dedicated to achieving sustainable development and social justice in the society. We broadly engage the general public and experts in research, policy advocacy, and awareness-raising.

Our Mission
Our mission is to achieve environmental and social justice through policy research and advocacy. We facilitate change through:

・ policy- and practice-oriented research
・ independent policy advocacy to protect the interests of vulnerable people 
・ awareness-raising that highlights individual voluntary action

Our Goals
JACSES, broadly engaging citizens and experts, is aimed to promote social and environmental justice in Japan and beyond.

To solve global-scale problems, such as environmental problems, resource scarcity, poverty, economic disparity and human rights violations, requires not only immediate responsive actions once the problems occur, but also change of the social structures that taps the root cause of the problems.

Our History 
At the 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Japan’s delegates first brought up the idea of an independent NGO/think tank for environmental policy research and advocacy. This led to the establishment of JACSES in June 1993.

Currently, JACSES’ activities are centered around the Sustainable Development and Aid Program (SDAP), which is aimed at improving Japanese government’s development aid projects in developing countries; the Green Tax Reform, which advocates the introduction of fiscal instruments (such as carbon taxes and emission trading schemes) to address environmental problems, as well as the integration of environmental concerns into economic activities; and climate change, which advocates a comprehensive approach to climate policy reforms.

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401, Sanshin Bldg., 2-3-2 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku
102-007 Tokyo
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Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)

 

Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) is an independent, non-profit research organization, founded in 2000 by energy experts and climate change campaigners. Through our work we aim to provide resources and services to realize sustainable energy policies. Main areas of our activities include promotion of renewable energy, improvement of energy efficiency, and restructuring energy market.

We engage ourselves in a wide range of programs and activities by providing policy recommendations with regard to renewable energy and energy efficiency to the Japanese government, guidance and advice to local municipalities, conducting events such as international conference and symposium. We also closely liase with many organizations in Europe, the United States and Asia to promote exchange/introduce updated information on sustainable energy policies. In addition, we have implemented community winds and solar power projects through Citizens' Fund and Green Energy Com which is our relevant body for project implementation.

ISEP is a third party organization independent from government and industry, aiming at realization of sustainable energy policy. ISEP was founded by environmentalists and professionals who are the experts in the area of global warming and energy issues. Our activities include advocacy and advice to government and municipalities on how to develop renewable energy and energy saving policies, and organization of symposiums and international conferences with regard to renewable energy

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4-54-11 Chuo, Nakano
164-0011 Tokyo
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Greenpeace Japan

 

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:

Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.

Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.

Protecting the world's ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.

Working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.

- Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.

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NFBldg.2F, 8-13-11 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku
160-0023 Tokyo
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Friends of the Earth - Japan

Studies and research
To investigate and analyze the real nature of environmental problems and to research fundamental solutions with global and long-term merit.

Making proposals
To propose solutions to environmental problems to the government and the business world, as well as at international negotiations.

Cooperation
To gain strength through cooperation with the international FoE network, as well as with local groups on common issues in various fields and areas.

Information
To inform all people in an easily understood way, through the media or our own releases, about the vision of FoE Japan and the actual situation of environmental problems.

Global Warming is anticipated to lead serious crisis to the future of human beings and biogeocenosis and we cannot afford no further delay to take action for the solution.

FoE Japan makes policy recommendation for the construction of fair international framework and the shift to low carbon society, cooperates with companies and local communities, and conducts diffusion educational activities.

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3-30-8-1F Ikebukuro Toshima-ku
171-0014 Tokyo
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Citizen's Alliance for Saving the Atmosphere and the Earth (CASA)

 

 

CASA was established on October 17th,1988, for the purpose of protecting both regional and global environments through solidarity with foreign and local Japanese NGOs.

Our activities follow three simple ideas: 

 ・The research, exchange, and proposal of activities concerning global environmental problems

 ・The exchange of ideas and alliance with overseas NGOs

 ・The support of local air pollution victims

In other words, three types of anti-pollution groups were combined in order to form CASA.

 CASA is a Environmental NGO which was formed by the individual citizens and citizens' groups who supported our ideas. As of 1997, there are approximately 50 NGOs and 500 citizens (including researchers and lawyers) dealing with various environmental issues all over Japan.

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2-1-19-470  Chuo-ku, Uchihonmachi
540-0026 Osaka
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