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Greeting from the President

Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth President Kenji Yamaji

The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) was established in 1990 as a center of excellence to work internationally toward developing innovative environmental technologies based on the Earth Regeneration Plan "New Earth 21" compiled by the Government of Japan. Since then, we have been carrying out R&D activities particularly for the mitigation of global warming, including R&D on carbon dioxide capture and storage, biorefinery technologies, and integrated analysis on strategies for mitigating global warming. Thanks to these distinctive world-leading research activities, we have become an internationally known institute specializing in technologies for the mitigation of global warming. In recent years, we have been promoting collaborative research with research institutes in the United States and Europe and actively participating in the activities of IPCC. These activities contribute greatly to expanding the international aspects of our research.

For thirty years, activities for mitigating global warming have been developing worldwide. New Earth 21, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement are representative. Furthermore, Prime Minister Suga declared the goal of "2050 carbon neutral realization" in 2020. It will be necessary to realize the mitigation of global warming under a varied energy supply and increasing demand balanced with the SDGs. Both innovative environmental technologies and digital technologies such as Society 5.0 will be utilized to realize this. We will contribute to the future through our own innovative technology as well.

Finally, we would like to ask for your inspiring advice and continued cooperation for our future activities.

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