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Green Transformation (GX)

December 7, 2021

In the “UTokyo Compass,” a statement of the guiding principles of the University of Tokyo, which was made public on October 1, 2021, the University of Tokyo has positioned Green Transformation (GX) as one of the pillars of its action plan, which includes leading international GX. In the future, the University of Tokyo will accelerate specific initiatives, including the formulation of a roadmap to achieve virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions of the university as a business entity and collaboration with the local communities where its campuses are located.
 

Launch of the Energy Transition Initiative – Center for Global Commons

ETI-CGC (Energy Transition Initiative – Center for Global Commons), a platform of industry-academia collaboration was launched on November 5, 2021 with an aim to develop Japan's pathways to achieve decarbonization (net zero greenhouse gas emissions) by mid-century.

Through the ETI-CGC, the University of Tokyo will contribute from an academic standpoint to Japan's economic and social system transition required for achieving decarbonization.

The University of Tokyo's Participation in the "Race to Zero" Campaign

In response to a call by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the University of Tokyo has joined the "Race to Zero" campaign, becoming the first Japanese national university to do so. UTokyo has declared its commitment to achieving virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The participation in the "Race to Zero" campaign is the first effort of the University of Tokyo toward the realization of GX.

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