Takashi Hongo

Senior Fellow, Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute

He analyzes policies and markets of climate change mitigation and adaptation, such as low carbonization of energy, climate finance and emission trading, and has been involved in wide range of environment related initiatives and projects. He provides advices long term sustainable strategy to Mitsui & Co., other companies and Japanese government.

Before joining the institute, he worked for Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) as Special Advisor to Governor. He arranged numerous international project finance and policy base lending.

Board of Directors for International Emission Trading Association, ICAO CORSIA Task Force (WG4, FTG and LMR-TG), a member of Science and Technology Committee for Environment and Energy (Ministry of Education Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and Advisor for GLOBE Japan.
Lecturer of Dokkyo University (Environment and Business)

Recent Major Articles:

  • Climate Insurance for Crops, Case Study of WIIA in Thailand, UN ESCAP, 2015
  • Managing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy, Asia Development Bank Institute, 2015
  • Circular Economy Potential and Public- Private Partnership Models in Japan, ERIA, 2016
  • Climate Change Policy of Japan and the role of “International Contribution, Harvard Study, 2018
  • Prospect of Quality Infrastructure Program and Private Sector MRV for Accelerating the Transition Towards
  • Low-Carbon Energy System, Springer, 2018
  • Innovation of Finance for Industry 4.0 in ASEAN, ERIA, 2018
  • Carbon Pricing to Promote Green Energy Projects, Springer 2019
  • Road map to CCS commercialization, CMC Printing, 2022