Commitment to SDGs
In September 2015, the United Nations reached a unanimous consensus regarding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These SDGs are a bold, ambitious global plan that seeks to put an end to poverty, tackle the problems of inequality, and respond to climate change. The University of Tokyo has publicly declared its intent to make full use of these SDGs to achieve its closely aligned goals of invigorating collaborative activities that contribute to the future of the planet and of human society.
RCAST is a small research organization with only roughly 200 members, but it is committed to achieving all of these SDGs.
UTokyo Future Society Initiative SDGs projects
Takeo KONDO, Associate ProfessorDO-IT Japan: Transition Support for Post-secondary Education and Employment using Technology for Students and Youths with Disabilities.
Yoshitaka OKADA, ProfessorNEDO Development of High Performance and Reliable PV Modules to Reduce Levelized Cost of Energy “R&D of Ultra-high Efficiency and Low-cost III-V Compound Semiconductor Solar Cell Modules (Ultra-high Efficiency Cells and Cost Reduction Technology)
Takeo KONDO, Associate ProfessorResearch Project for Developing New Work Style for Including Diverse People (IDEA)
Co-Creative Community Planning, Design, and Management
Hideki KOIZUMI, ProfessorSustainable Community Design for Super Aging Society
Climate Science Research
Hisashi NAKAMURA, ProfessorBelmont Forum Climate Services Collaborative Research Action “InterDec”: the Potential of Seasonalto-decadal-scale Inter-regional Linkages to Advance Climate Predictions