In recent years, torrential rain, flooding, heat waves, and other abnormal weather events have been increasing worldwide. Many people are now starting to directly experience the risks of climate change. Actions that can be taken to counteract climate change involve the realization of a decarbonized society that achieves net zero emissions of greenhouse gases. To make this a reality, not only governments but also corporations have to take meaningful action.
So what response is expected of corporations to combat the problem of climate change? With the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held soon in the UK, we talked to Professor Yukari Takamura of the University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives.