- 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.
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
Division for Climate Impact on Ecological System
Global warming impact assessment, ecosystem resilience, water issues, tipping elements, limits to adaptation.
Division for Human System Response
Emission pathway development, TCFD, ESG, climate action, social theory of science, technology and society, climate justice, IPCC