On March 2021, 3, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of the Environment held a summit in which government officials and the president of the university exchanged opinions with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality.

 To achieve carbon neutrality in 2050, there are great expectations for the role of universities, which are responsible for the creation and dissemination of knowledge for national and regional transformation.

 Therefore, the government gathered together the presidents of the universities scheduled to participate in order to launch the "Coalition of Universities that Contribute to Achieving Carbon Neutral" to strengthen cooperation between universities, and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagita, A summit was held with Minister of the Environment Koizumi and Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ejima to exchange opinions on how universities should contribute.

 "Coalition of universities, etc. that contribute to the achievement of carbon neutrality" means that universities collaborate with national, local governments, companies, universities in Japan and overseas, etc. to promote research and development and social implementation that contribute to the decarbonization of national and regional areas. In the summer of 120, 2021 national, public and private universities and research institutes nationwide participate in the inter-university network aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by enhancing the functions and transmission power related to zero carbonization of regions and campuses. We are planning to raise it.

 At the summit, Mr. Seiichi Matsuo, Director of Tokai National University Organization, President Yukihiko Harashina of Chiba University of Commerce, President Minoru Terano and Vice President of Hokuriku Advanced Science and Technology Graduate University, and Mie University Vice President Itsuto Umekawa and President Takashi Matsuo of the University of Kitakyushu participated.He stated the efforts and determination of each university.

 The list of universities, etc. scheduled to participate in the Coalition of Universities is as follows: 120 universities, etc. (52 national universities, 12 public universities, 49 private universities, 7 research institutes).

[University / inter-university research institute]
(National Universities, etc.) Hokkaido University, Muroran Institute of Technology, Kitami Institute of Technology, Iwate University, Tohoku University, Akita University, Yamagata University, Fukushima University, Ibaraki University, Tsukuba University, Utsunomiya University, Gunma University, Chiba University, Tokyo University, Tokyo Foreign Language University, Tokyo Agricultural and Industrial University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ochanomizu University, Telecommunications University, Hitotsubashi University, Yokohama National University, Niigata University, Nagaoka University of Technology, Toyama University, Kanazawa University, Fukui University, Shinshu University, Gifu University, Shizuoka University, Nagoya University, Toyohashi University of Technology, Mie University, Shiga University, Kyoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Osaka University, Kobe University, Shimane University, Okayama University, Hiroshima University, Yamaguchi University, Ehime University, Kyushu University, Nagasaki University, Kumamoto University, Miyazaki University, Policy Research Graduate School, Hokuriku Advanced Science and Technology Graduate University, Nara Advanced Science and Technology Graduate University, Human Culture Research Organization, Institute of Global Environmental Studies, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
(Public Universities) Miyagi University, Akita Prefectural University, Ibaraki Prefectural Medical University, Yamanashi Prefectural University, Nagano Prefectural University, Shiga Prefectural University, Kyoto Prefectural Medical University, Osaka City University, Osaka Prefectural University, Public Tottori University of Environmental Studies, Yamaguchi Prefectural University, Kitakyushu City University
(Private University) Ashikaga University, Sakushin Gakuin University, Japan Institute of Technology, Chiba University of Commerce, Edogawa University, Keio University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Sophia University, Sacred Heart Women's University, Senshu University, Chuo University, Tokai University, Tokyo Science University , Toho University, Bunka Gakuen University, Hosei University, Tokyo City University, Meiji University, Waseda University, International Christian University, Soka University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Cultural Fashion Graduate University, Business Concept Graduate University, Kanagawa University, Niigata International Information University, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Shizuoka University of Science and Technology, Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan Welfare University, Meijo University, Chubu University, Fujita Medical University, Doshisha University, Buddhist University, Ryutani University, Kyoto Advanced Science University, Kansai University, Kinki University, Kobe Gakuin University , Kobe International University, Mukogawa Women's University, Okayama Science University, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Shikoku University, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan Economics University, Fukuoka University, Nagasaki International University

【research Institute】
Japan Science and Technology Agency, RIKEN, Industrial Technology Research Institute, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, National Environmental Research Institute, Global Environmental Industrial Technology Research Organization, Global Environmental Strategy Research Institute

* Carbon neutral is an initiative to "zero greenhouse gas emissions as a whole by 2050." "Zero emissions as a whole" means achieving zero emissions by subtracting the amount absorbed by forests from the emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

Reference: [Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry] We will hold a summit for presidents, etc. on contributions from universities, etc. to achieve carbon neutrality.

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