FoE Japan has continuously strengthened our monitoring on Japan-backed projects of natural resources development that includes oil, gas and mining projects at sensitive areas, as well as large infrastructure development projects especially large-scale dam projects. The aims of project monitoring are (1) improving the level of environmental and social consideration at the project level, (2) reflecting the lessens-learned in the environmental guidelines and (3) monitoring implementation of environmental guidelines, as the policy and reality are the two different things. The followings are the projects we are currently monitoring.

(a) Sakhalin I and II Oil and Gas Development Project, Russia (JBIC and NEXI)
(b) San Roque Multi-Purpose Dam Project in the Philippines (JBIC)
(c) Goro Nickel Mining Project, New Caledonia (JBIC)
(d) Rio Tuba Nickel Processing Plant Project, the Philippines (JBIC and NEXI)
(e) Kelau Dam Project, Malaysia (JICA)

More Information for Affected Communities and Local NGOs:

If there are any inquiries and concerns about any specific project around you, FoE Japan supports the NGOs and local people to acquire more information such as Environmental Impact Assessment reports, to contact with JBIC / JICA / NEXI / involved companies and to send letters.

There are also guidebooks on JBIC, NEXI and JICA to serve as a reference for anyone concerned about international finance, including affected communities and local NGOs who wish to understand what JBIC, NEXI and JICA to support development projects abroad are, how the environmental guidelines can be utilized to address social and environmental concerns, and so on. You can download them as below.


- A Citizens’ Guide to Environmental and Social Guidelines of Japanese Public Financial Institutions Involved in Projects Overseas (Sep. 2010) (PDF 3.18MB; 22 pages) (Published by FoE Japan, Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society, and Mekong Watch)

- Handbook on JBIC's New Environmental and Social Guidelines “Protect Yourself from Destructive Development” (2004) (PDF 4.5MB; 122 pages) (Published by FoE Japan and Mekong Watch)

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