RD20 member institutes
Breakthrough innovation is key for achieving virtuous cycle of environment and growth by developing new technology solutions for energy transitions. For breakthrough innovations, it is important to make the best use of world-leading expertise and knowledge. Ideas and experiences associated with such global expertise and knowledge are expected to be a catalyst to produce concrete actions for promoting innovation.
G20 members, which account for a major portion of the global CO2 emissions, are expected to play a leadership role by leading the innovation and development of clean energy technologies for promoting energy transitions. In particular, leading R&D institutes from G20 members, which carry out the world’s cutting-edge technological development in the clean energy field, could play a significant role in maximizing the global potential of innovation by developing research alliances among the members, thereby accelerating international collaborations including joint R&D activities. Within this context, at the Davos meeting in January 2019, then Prime Minister ABE Shinzo announced his initiative to invite topmost experts from G20 member countries and region to combine forces in accelerating innovation in the context of climate change.
In line with the government initiative, “RD20” started in 2019 aims to strengthen international collaboration and promote innovation by key R&D institutes from G20 members which lead cutting-edge technology development to realize a carbon neutral society. RD20 provides opportunities to exchange R&D and best practice of clean-energy related technologies and opportunities to seek feasibility of international collaborative study. RD20 also has a role to develop and deepen new partnership among related industry-government-academia stakeholders.
2019 Jan: Announcement of the establishment of RD20.
2019 Oct: The First conference in Tokyo (in-person), Chair Summary.
2020 Oct: The Second conference in Tokyo (On-line), Leaders’ Summary.
2021 Oct: The Third Conference in Tokyo (On-line), Leaders’ Statement.
2022 Oct: The Fourth Conference in Tokyo (in-person), Leaders’ Recommendation.