Dr. Takeshi Kuramochi leads projects that analyses greenhouse emission scenarios for major emitting economies as well as subnational and non-state actors. Takeshi has published more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and numerous other research reports. Since 2016, Takeshi contributes to the annual UNEP Emissions Gap Reports as a lead author on the chapter assessing G20 countries’ progress on emission reductions. Externally, Takeshi serves as a member of the UNFCCC Race to Zero campaign’s External Peer Review Group and Science Base Targets initiative’s Scientific Advisory Group.  Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Takeshi worked at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES, Japan) and at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, where he is currently a visiting researcher.   


Net Zero Tracker: Recommendations and current realities
Publication date 15 Nov 2022

Last week saw the UN publish its high-level expert report on ensuring the credibility and accountability of net zero pledges by non...

Global Climate action 2022: Landscape, performance, and potential of international initiatives
Publication date 11 Nov 2022

We identified 601 ICIs launched since 2013 with more than 70,000 instances of participation by cities and regions, businesses, and by...

The Emissions Gap Report 2022
Publication date 27 Oct 2022

The Closing Window - Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies This is the thirteenth edition of the United Nations...

Emissions scenarios for major economies: 2022 update
Publication date 10 Oct 2022

Emissions under current policies in the group of countries analysed are projected to reach 36.2-41.8 GtCO2e by 2030, which corresponds...

Net Zero Tracker

The Net Zero Tracker is the world’s only open-source independent review of the quantity and quality of net zero targets across...

Tracking national mitigation efforts post-2020

Together with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and FTSE Russell, NewClimate Institute analysed climate...

Sino German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)

The NDC support project is set under the umbrella of the IKI funded Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC) and in the...

Horizon 2020 ENGAGE

The EU-funded ENGAGE project will invite key stakeholders to co-produce a new generation of global and national decarbonisation...

Pathways and entry points to 1.5 °C (PEP1p5)

This project, jointly implemented between 2017 and 2019 by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Mercator...

Policy impact assessment tool (EV)
Publication date 08 Feb 2022

The EV policy impact assessment tool allows for the quantification of future share of new Electric Vehicles (EVs) and future share of...

Policy impact assessment tool (RE)
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The RE policy impact assessment tool allows for the quantification of future share of variable renewables in electricity generation in...

COP27: Insights from the Emissions Gap Report 2022
Venue COP27, EU pavilion or online
Date 11 Nov 2022
Start time 09:00 am

This side event features a presentation and discussions with the audience of the main findings of the 13th edition of UNEP Emissions...

Press conference: Net Zero Tracker
Venue SB 56, Bonn
Date 13 Jun 2022
Start time 09:15 am

This briefing introduced a new Global Stocktake of net zero commitments; assessing the status and trends of net zero target-setting...

Event: High expectations – Did the UN Climate Action Summit achieve higher climate ambitions?
Venue COP25
Date 02 Dec 2019

Takeshi Kuramochi presented on "UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit: What did it achieve?" at COP25 in December 2019.

Event: Current policy scenario projections of major emitting economies: 2018 update
Venue COP24
Date 08 Dec 2018

Takeshi Kuramochi presented on "Current policy scenario projections of major emitting economies: 2018 update" at the side event...

Event: How do we get there? Policy perspective – current and good practice policies, opportunities to scale up mitigation action
Venue Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB48)
Date 03 May 2018

Takeshi Kuramochi presented on "How do we get there? Policy perspective – current and good practice policies, opportunities to scale up...

Solid progress in a marathon: How do new city, region, and business announcements from the Global Climate Action Summit measure up?
Publication date 21 Nov 2018

Article by: Angel Hsu, Niklas Höhne, Mark Roelfsema, Takeshi Kuramochi, Amy Weinfurter, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Nomawethu Moyo, Yihao...

Whose international climate proposal is more ambitious?
Publication date 06 Apr 2017

When countries put forward their climate proposals for the Paris Agreement, they were asked also to explain why these are ambitious...

What the Paris Agreement means for global climate change mitigation
Publication date 14 Dec 2015

Written by Thomas Day, Frauke Röser, Takeshi Kuramochi, Carsten Warnecke, Markus Hagemann, Hanna Fekete, Marie Kurdziel, Sofia Gonzales...

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