Sustainable Development Goals
Keio University Signs U7+ Statement on Climate Change and Sustainability
November 10, 2021
On October 25, 2021, Keio University, one of the 29 universities representing 12 different countries that gathered for the U7+ Presidential Summit, adopted and signed the U7+ Statement on Climate Change and Sustainability.
This statement supports the implementation of the goals set by the UNFCCC COP26 (26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), by ensuring that each participating university will provide courses on climate, biodiversity, and sustainability. Furthermore, the universities agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions below their 2018 levels by the year 2030, developing and publicly releasing concrete goals to achieve this reduction.
The U7 + Alliance is an international university alliance founded in July 2019 at the G7 Paris Summit under the leadership of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and other institutions. The purpose of the alliance is to discuss global challenges (climate change, social divisions, etc.) and cooperate to take joint action through policy proposals to the G7 and other initiatives. Of the more than 50 member universities, 4 universities from Japan, including Keio University, are participating in the alliance.
See below for more information about the U7+ Statement.
President Itoh (third row, second from the left) and Vice-President Tsuchiya (fourth row, second from the right) participating in the summit on October 25.