Takashi Hongo

takashi-hongoTakashi Hongo, Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute

Takashi Hongo analyzes climate change mitigation and adaptation, including emission trading and climate finance, water and low carbon infrastructure and biodiversity and provides advice to Mitsui & Co.. He seeks for market based solutions, combined with diffusion and innovation of technology, and proposes “Game Change” under climate and energy constraints.

Before joining the institute, he worked for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Special Advisor and Head of Environment Finance Engineering Department) and drafted JBIC Environment Guideline and J-MRV Guideline for measurement of GHG emission reduction at projects. He has rich experiences of finance for energy and infrastructure projects.

(Other activities)
Board of Directors for International Emission Trading Association, Advisor for Global Green Growth Institution, Advisor for Global Water Reuse and Recycle Association, Advisor for Innovation LAB for Climate Finance, member of ICAO Global market Base Mechanism Task Force, Expert for TC265 WG6(CO2 EOR) and Project Manager for DIAS (Data Integration and Analysis System) .

He is a member of various committees and study groups for government and local governments in the fields of climate finance, emission trading, water infra, satellite technology, and technology evaluation committee of NEDO technology diffusion program.

He wrote numerous articles too.