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Citizens of Kobe in Japan have stood up to stop the construction of a coal-fired power plant.
This court challenge seeks an injunction against plans to build a coal-fired power plant that would pollute the air and accelerate climate change. Citizens living in the region have launched it to demand that the companies and government stop the construction and operation.

Upcoming schedule

Date Time Civil or Government case Details Venue
Monday, September 13, 2021 14:30〜 Government Appeal Trial
1st due date
Osaka High Court
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:30〜 Civil affairs 13th due date
Due date briefing session
Kobe District Court Room 101
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:30〜 Civil affairs 14th due date
Due date briefing session
Kobe District Court Room 101


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【Statement】Court denied citizen’s rights to dispute CO2

The Case Claiming Cancelation of the Notice of Finalization of the Environmental Impact Assessment of two new coal-fired power plants in Kobe City Court denied citizen’s rights to dispute CO2: Japanese countermeasures against global warming questioned By the Plaintiffs and the Attorneys of the Case   Today, March 15th, 2021, The Second Civil Affairs Department […]

News; Voices from Plaintiffs Erina Imai: representing voices of young generation in Japan

Kobe Climate Case currently has 40 plaintiffs for the civil action case, and 12 plaintiffs for the administrative litigation case, and all are fighting with passion. Erina Imai, a senior at Kobe University, who has experience attending COP conference in Bonn, will talk about her thoughts of what is going on around the world, and […]

Kobe Climate Case – website launched!

In 2018, residents launched two lawsuits seeking injunctions to stop construction of two coal power plant units in Kobe City, Japan. This website provides updates and related information each lawsuit. For eachcase, please click the links below. What we want Case against companies: Civil Lawsuit Case against government: Administrative Lawsuit