Students visiting the solar power plant of Chiba University of Commerce in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture (provided by the same university)

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Students visiting the solar power plant of Chiba University of Commerce in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture (provided by the same university)

By the 21st, it was found that almost half of the universities in Tokyo that responded to the survey by environmental groups on global warming countermeasures have not set targets or plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Similar results were obtained in a survey of universities in the Kansai region, and it became clear that the measures taken by universities in the metropolitan area were in the middle of the road. An environmental group says, “University is one of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions and is also responsible for education for the next generation. I want you to take the initiative in taking measures.”

The “Decarbonization Investment Study Group,” an organization led by graduate students from Kyoto University, conducted a questionnaire to 139 schools from June to September last year. Forty-nine of them responded, and 23 (47%) answered that they “do not have” emission reduction targets or plans.