Greeting:Dr. YOSHINO Akira (Director, GZR, AIST)
“Environment Innovation Strategy” was set up by the Government of Japan in 2020 as the fundamental policy to resolve the environmental issues of our planet Earth. With this strategy, it aims to establish innovative technology to enable the world-wide carbon neutral, and further, to reduce the stock-based CO2 accumulated in the past to “Beyond Zero” by 2050.
Global Zero Emission Research Center, established by AIST: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, bears significant responsibility to create innovation to realize this fundamental policy of Japan. The global environmental issues are among the most urgently difficulty confronted by human beings to date. It should be impossible to solve by a single technology only. Various technologies have to be integrated to pave ways toward making possible what has thus far been deemed impossible.
While global environmental issues are being discussed, an innovation which should be called the fourth industrial revolution is arising, with new technologies such as AI, IoT and 5G. It has brought changes that things so far impossible are now quite easily possible. Such novel technologies should be linked with the global environmental issues, and serve as powerful arms for the aforementioned solutions.
By now AIST has advanced numerous researches that could lead to the “Zero Emission” in the future. We first assemble such research themes to this Center and combine them with synergic methods to create research results. For this purpose, we plan to integrate extensive range of technologies in good collaboration with other organizations, both domestic and overseas.
To achieve a truly sustainable society, a corporation system that transcends institutional frameworks and also national frameworks would be essential. It is my sincere hope to invite the best human intelligence to this Research Center serving as the hub, to resolve together the global environment issues common to all humankind.
Dr. YOSHINO Akira
Director, Global Zero Emission Research Center, AIST
Video released: AIST Global Zero Emission Research Center (GZR) Launched in 2020
- February 18, 2021
- Publication list updated
- January 29, 2021
- Media updated
- January 5, 2021
- Organization page updated
- December 24, 2020
- Dr. YOSHINO Akira’s interview “Japan’s Green Innovations for Achieving Carbon Neutrality” was posted on the Japanese Government’s official magazine “KIZUNA”
- October 13, 2020
- GZR introduction video released
- GZR website redesigned and its domain changed to www.gzr.aist.go.jp
- October 9, 2020
- The leaders’ summary had been adopted at the 2nd RD20
- June 16, 2020
- METI news release: Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay Holds its First General Assembly
- June 2, 2020
- METI news release: AIST to Establish “Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay”
- June 25, 2020
- GZR Website launched
Global Zero Emission Research Center
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