Dr. Takeshi Kuramochi is a senior climate policy researcher, leading 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.   

 

Updated NDCs collectively raise ambition levels but need strengthening
Publication date 21 Jun 2022

In this Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change publication, we find that the total impact of the updated unconditional...

Net Zero Stocktake 2022
Publication date 13 Jun 2022

Assessing the status and trends of net zero target setting across countries, sub-national governments and companies. Net zero is the...

Unpacking the COVID-19 rescue and recovery spending: an assessment of implications on greenhouse gas emissions towards 2030 for key emitters
Publication date 11 Mar 2022

In this Climate Action publication, we find that only parts of the fiscal stimulus spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by 26...

Non-state and subnational climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean
Publication date 24 Feb 2022

This working paper provides an overview of climate commitments and actions from non-state (businesses and civil society) and...

Non-state and subnational climate action in China and India
Publication date 17 Dec 2021

The two reports present a brief overview of emerging climate action by cities, regions, and companies in the two largest greenhouse gas...

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...

Analysing the aggregate impact of global non-state and subnational climate action

NewClimate Institute is analysing the aggregate impact of non-state and subnational actors (cities, regions and businesses) around the...

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...

Net Zero Tracker press conference
Venue Room: Nairobi 4, SB 56 Bonn
Date 13 Jun 2022
Start time 09:15 am

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

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.

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...

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...

GHG mitigation scenarios for major emitting countries - COP 23
Venue COP23
Date 08 Nov 2017

Takeshi Kuramochi, Frederic Hans (NewClimate Institute), Michel den Elzen (PBL) and Nicklas Forsell (IIASA) presented findings from the...

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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