Japan halts aid for coal-fired plants in Indonesia, Bangladesh

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Japan will stop providing yen loans for the construction of coal-fired electricity plants in Indonesia and Bangladesh, the government said Wednesday. The policy reversal regarding the construction of the Indramayu plant in Indonesia and the Matarbari plant in Bangladesh came in response to international criticism of coal-fired power, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. The Group of Seven nations agreed in 2021 to end new forms of aid by the year-end for coal-burning power stations that fail to take measures to curb emissions. But Japan had maintained the plant...

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