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Dr. Takeshi Kuramochi joined NewClimate Institute as Climate Policy Researcher in November 2015. At NewClimate, Takeshi conducts a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research projects on low-carbon development and climate change mitigation. Takeshi has been conducting research on future mitigation scenarios and low-carbon energy technologies for ten years, and has published a large number of research articles. Prior to NewClimate, Takeshi worked as a senior climate policy researcher at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan (2011 – 2015), where he conducted extensive research on Japan’s climate mitigation policies (from mitigation pathways for the steel industry to climate finance flows) as well as on the international negotiations for the post-2020 climate regime. Takeshi also worked as a researcher on carbon capture and storage technologies at the Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University in the Netherlands (2006 – 2011), where he obtained a PhD degree.