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Yoichi Kuroda

Country: Japan

Kimiko Hirata

Kimiko Hirata’s grassroots campaign led to the cancellation of 13 coal power plants (7GW or 7,030MW) in Japan. These coal plants would have released more than 1.6 billion tons of CO2 over their lifetimes.

Hirofumi Yamashita

For 25 years, Hirofumi Yamashita fought a reclamation project in Isahaya Bay, one of the world’s richest wetlands, forcing the government to scale back the massive dike and reassess the reclamation’s environmental costs.

Yoichi Kuroda

Yoichi Kuroda coordinated Japan Tropical Action Network’s campaign to publicly expose and reform Japan’s role in tropical deforestation.