Tokyo Tech News
Published: December 10, 2019
An English version of Tokyo Tech's Environmental Report 2019 Digest is now available online.
Like businesses, Tokyo Tech and other national university corporations are required to compile and publish environmental reports annually in accordance with the Environmental Consideration Law of 2004. While the Institute has been publishing its Japanese version of the report since FY2005, the 2019 digest is the first version to be published in English.
In addition to summarizing the Institute's Environmental Policy, the 2019 digest includes figures on energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and other environmental performance indicators, and outlines Tokyo Tech's initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical substances used in labs.
The digest reports on current research being conducted by Tokyo Tech researchers in areas such as air quality, the energy mix, and the recovery of the Fukushima area after the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster. It also highlights environment and health-related student and alum initiatives, and gives a brief overview of new courses in ecology and microbiology offered by the Institute.