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Keigo Akimoto

Keigo Akimoto

Job Title

Group Leader/Chief Researcher

Areas of speciality

Energy and environmental system analysis, policy analysis for
global warming issues

Academic background

Ph.D (Engineering), Graduate School of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Yokohama National University

Professional background

Concurrently served as:
Part-time lecturer, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo : 2009
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo : 2010~2014
Part-time lecturer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo : 2015

Professional affiliations

Japan Society of Energy and Resources
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
The Japan Institute of Energy
Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
The Society for Risk Analysis Japan
The Operations Research Society of Japan
The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan
Society of Environmental Science
Center for Environmental Information Science

Major accomplishment

(Peer-reviewed papers)
  • ・ K. Akimoto, F. Sano, T. Tomoda, GHG emission pathways until 2300 for the 1.5 °C temperature rise target and the mitigation costs achieving the pathways promises, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Vol. 23, No. 6, August 2018.
  • ・ K. Akimoto, T. Homma, F. Sano, M. Nagashima, K. Tokushige, T. Tomoda, Assessment of the emission reduction target of halving CO2 emissions by 2050: macrofactors analysis and model analysis under newly developed socio-economic scenarios, Energy Strategy Reviews, 2 (3-4), 246-256, 2014.
  • ・ K. Akimoto, K. Wada, F. Sano, A. Hayashi, T. Homma, J. Oda, M. Nagashima, K. Tokushige, T. Tomoda, Consistent assessments of pathways toward sustainable development and climate stabilization, Natural Resources Forum, 36-4, 231-244, 2012.
  • ・ K. Akimoto, F. Sano, T. Homma, J. Oda, M. Nagashima, M. Kii, Estimates of GHG emission reduction potential by country, sector, and cost, Energy Policy, 38-7, 3384-3393, 2010.
More than 50 papers

(Other accomplishment)
Engaged in:
  • ・Analyses of mid-term target as a working team member of a committee of mid-term target in the advisory board to Global Warming, 2008~2009
  • ・Analyses of mid-term target as a task-force member of the Committe of Ministers of Global Warming, 2009
  • ・Economic analyses of "Options for Energy and the Environmental" as a team member of "Options for Energy and the Environmental" economic analysis team of the Government of Japan, 2012
  • ・A Lead author for the Fifth Assessment Report of IPCC, 2011~2014

Publication

  • ・ "Low-carbon Economy - Target of global warming mitigation and its national burden" (in Japanese, co-author), Nikkei Publishing, 2008
  • ・ "How deep can CO2 emission cuts be achieved? - an assessment of -25%" (in Japanese, co-author), Energy-Forum, 2009
  • ・ "Climate Change Mitigation A Balanced Approach to Climate Change" (co-author), Springer, 2012
  • ・ "Global Warming and Energy" (in Japanese, co-author), Energy-Forum, 2014
  • ・ "Climate Change and Energy" (co-author), Imperial College Press, 2015
  • ・ "Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime" (co-author), VoxEU.org, 2015
  • ・ "Toward Strong Weak Target" (in Japanese, co-author), Energy-Forum, 2017
etc.

Committee

A member of:
  • ・Strategic Policy Committee of Advisory Committee in Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・Strategic Policy Subcommittee on Electricity and Gas Industry, Electricity and Gas Industry Committee in Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・WG to Review System, Strategic Policy Subcommittee on Electricity and Gas Industry, Electricity and Gas Industry Committee in Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・Global Environment Subcommittee in Committee on industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment, Industrial Structure Counsil
  • ・Chairman of WG on Electronics, Electric appliances and Industrial Machinery in Global Environmental Subcommittee, Committee on Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment, Industrial Structure Council
  • ・Chairman of Iron and Steel WG in Global Environmental Subcommittee, Committee on Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment, Industrial Structure Council
  • ・Natural Resources and Energy WG in Global Environmental Subcommittee, Committee on Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment, Industrial Structure Council
  • ・Climate change impact subcommittee in Central Environment Council
  • ・Science Council of Japan (member of Subcommittee for Energy and Science Technology, Committee on Comprehensive Synthetic Engineering, etc.)
  • ・Long-term Global Warming Countermeasure Platform of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Task-force for the Expansion of Inward Investment, Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Working Group on CO2-Free Hydrogen, Council for a Strategy for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Chairman of H2Osaka Vision Promotion Conference of Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City
  • ・Subcommittee for Comprehensive Program of Environment, Subcommittee for Global Warming Countermeasures, Council for an Environment of Osaka Prefecture
  • ・Lead author for IPCC WGIII AR6

Awards

・The Peccei Scholarship from IIASA in 1997
・Kaya Award from the Japan Society of Energy and Resources in 2004
etc.

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