Message from ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan
To realize the ultimate goal of a decarbonized society, development of unconventional and disruptive innovations in such areas as carbon recycling, including artificial photosynthesis, CCUS, and hydrogen, are essential.
For the creation of such innovations, I believe it is necessary to gather together the world's wisdom. With this belief, in June 2019 as chair of the G20, I announced the establishment of Research and Development 20 for Clean Energy Technologies (RD20), where the world's topmost experts in R&D can come together with a common goal.
Through enhancing international collaborations among research institutes, it is my hope to accelerate R&D which leads to disruptive innovation and to identify a path toward solving the global challenge of climate change.
I look forward to welcoming you, leaders of the world's most prominent research institutes, to Tokyo.
Prime Minister of Japan