Kiko Network is a Japanese non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1998. Since then, it has been dedicated to making policy proposals, disseminating information, and carrying out various environmental activities from a citizen perspective. Activities include collaborating with and empowering communities, conducting policy research, and submitting policy proposals on the national and international levels.
One of the organization’s missions is to end coal-fired power in Japan and overseas, and Kiko Network monitors proposed and existing domestic coal-fired power plants and engages in campaigns and activities to accelerate the phase-out of coal power. Kiko Network also works to end coal finance, and actions targeting Japan’s major banks include shareholder proposals to Mizuho Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ financial Group. Kiko Network serves as the Secretariat of Japan Beyond Coal, a campaign launched in 2020 to raise awareness in Japan of coal’s contribution to climate change and promote a phase-out of coal-fired power by 2030.