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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.

ABE Shinzo
Prime Minister of Japan

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
AIST: Global Zero Emission Research Center (GZR)
MEXT : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization