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Dr. Takeshi Kuramochi is a climate policy researcher at NewClimate Institute since 2015. With more than ten years of research experience, he leads projects analysing emissions reduction scenarios for major emitting economies as well as subnational and non-state actors. Takeshi has published more than twenty peer-reviewed articles, and since 2016 he contributes to the annual UNEP Emissions Gap Reports as a lead author on the chapter assessing G20 countries’ progress. Prior to NewClimate, Takeshi worked as a senior climate policy researcher at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan, where he carried out extensive research on Japan’s climate and energy policies as well as on the international negotiations for the post-2020 climate regime. Between 2006 and 2011 Takeshi worked as a researcher on carbon capture and storage technologies at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (the Netherlands), where he is currently a visiting researcher.
Takeshi holds M.Sc. (environmental sciences) and Ph.D. (energy system analysis) degrees from Utrecht University, and a B.Eng. degree in chemical engineering and biotechnology from the University of Tokyo, Japan. A full list of his publications can be found on Google Scholar.