The issue of climate change has long been a complex global challenge that goes beyond the natural sciences and spans engineering, the humanities and social sciences.
There are many world-class researchers in related fields within the university, but there is insufficient collaboration between departments and researchers.
Purpose of the establishment
To develop research activities based on scientific evidence to explore how society can overcome the problems of climate change.
Formation of a centre of excellence that brings together the university’s academic knowledge across disciplines
Establish an international centre where the next generation of researchers can work in the world by making full use of the international networks that each individual has.
Cooperate in GX promotion and educate young people with a broad perspective.
Providing scientific evidence of Earth system change
Carbon budget estimation
Creation of Earth system environmental science
Agriculture, fisheries, ecosystem services, etc.
Public policy theory, including adaptation limits, climate justice
The Organisation will establish three research divisions corresponding to the IPCC’s sectional structure.
Each of the research divisions will conduct fundamental research on the science of Earth system change, assessment of the impact of climate change on ecosystems and human and social systems, and society’s response to climate change and public policy research.
New applied research will be developed through interdepartmental collaboration.
Executive Steering Committee
Director: Prof. OKI Taikan
Deputy director：Prof. WATANABE Masahiro, Prof. YOSHIMURA Kei
Secretariat: Prof. OKA Akira, Prof. SUGIYAMA Masahiro
Division head: Prof. HASUMI Hiroyasu, Prof. YOSHIMURA Kei, Prof. SEGAWA Hiroshi
Division for Earth System Change
Signals in response to warming levels, natural variability and warming response, changes in extreme weather events, changes in the terrestrial environment, palaeoclimate and future climate