In order to tackle the issue of climate change due to global warming, MEXT promotes research and development to transform the nation into a “low-carbon society” through cutting greenhouse gas emissions while enabling sustainable development.

- MEXT promotes research and development on advanced technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

- MEXT promotes research on highly accurate climate change predictions using the “Earth Simulator” supercomputer, research and development on adapting to environmental changes brought on by global warming.

- In order to “create the sun on earth” , or to realize fusion energy, MEXT promotes cutting-edge research and development on fusion energy including the ITER Project and the Broader Approach (BA) Activities under international collaboration.

(Environment and Energy Division, Research and Development Bureau)