Details of the Initiative
The SDGs emphasize the need to protect the global environment while pursuing prosperity, and to “leave no one behind” in order to create a social foundation for people to live a human life. Although there is a tendency to think that economic growth and the preservation of the global environment are contradictory, our goal is to create a well-balanced society through earth-friendly green technology. At this time, we are conducting research on the integration of science and technology from the perspective of social systems, such as policies, laws, and regulations, and financial measures, which are essential for the implementation of science and technology in society. We are also focusing on measures against carbon dioxide absorbed by the ocean, which causes ocean acidification that is rarely reported in Japan, as well as measures against plastic waste in the great inland nature.
We are working with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and other organizations to promote support for environmentally friendly green technology in developing countries. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, we hosted graduate students from our overseas partner school Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and provided them with technical guidance under the Sakura Science Plan of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). We plan to promote exchanges with countries such as Kenya and Zimbabwe once we can travel freely.