Global warming, cross-border pollution, shrinking rainforests and advancing desertification... Today widespread environmental problems are encroaching on the global biosphere, emerging as the dark side of the world economy, threatening its growth and moves toward integration.
In developing countries where there is a strong national drive toward growth, unbridled growth could lead to environmental destruction. In addition, climate change has brought increasingly serious consequences in recent years, with economic impact occurring on a global scale, creating problems that individual countries and companies cannot solve on their own. How can we pursuit better living in harmony with a sustainable global environment?
Protecting the Environment: A Global Challenge
Rising Expectations for Cooperation with Asian Countries
Global warming is arguably the central issue of the environmental agenda in the 21st century.
The Japanese industry has developed world-class cutting-edge technologies for environmental improvement and energy saving, by drawing on the lessons learned from its experience of pollution-related problems during its high growth period, as well as in response to the reality of its dependence on imports for most of its mineral and energy resources from other countries.
Let us take a look at some of JBIC's activities to address global environmental problems, in its role as an official financial institution under its designated mission and responsibilities.
Disseminating More Japanese Energy-Saving Technologies in the World
Supporting Exports of Cutting-Edge Technologies in the World with Expertise and Financing
Japanese advanced energy-saving technologies are a key to addressing global environmental issues, while serving as a significant weapon of Japanese firms for expanding their scope of overseas business. This section reports on JBIC efforts to provide support in financing and knowledge for disseminating Japanese energy-saving technologies across the world.
Integrating Environmental Considerations in Project Implementation
Considerations for the Natural Environment and the Local Community
As environmental problems have become increasingly important, financial institutions have also shown an ever higher awareness of environmental considerations.This section reports leading efforts made by JBIC for environmental considerations in the project process.