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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, J. Oda, H. Kanaboshi, Y. Nakano, Climate change mitigation measures for global net-zero emissions and the roles of CO2 capture and utilization and direct air capture, Energy and Climate Change, Vol.2, Sep. 2021
  • ・ 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: macro-factors 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 80 papers

(Other accomplishments)
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 Committee 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
  • ・Subcommittee on Sustainable Power System Construction, Strategic Policy Committee of Advisory Committee in Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・Power Generation Cost Verification Working Group, Strategic Policy Committee of Advisory Committee in Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・Deputy Chairman for Strategic Policy Subcommittee on Electricity and Gas Industry, Electricity and Gas Industry Committee of Advisory Committee in Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・WG to Review System, Strategic Policy Subcommittee on Electricity and Gas Industry, Electricity and Gas Industry Committee of Advisory Committee in Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・Subcommittee on Introduction of a Large Amount of Regenerative Energy and Electric Power System for Next Generation, Electricity and Gas Industry Committee, and Energy Saving and New Energy in Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・Subcommittee of Working Group of Coal Fired Status for Energy Saving and Strategic Policy on Electricity and Gas Industry, Electricity and Gas Industry Committee, and Energy Saving and New Energy in Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy
  • ・Global Environment Subcommittee in Committee on industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment, Industrial Structure Council
  • ・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
  • ・Chairman of Natural Resources and Energy WG in Global Environmental Subcommittee, Committee on Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment, Industrial Structure Council
  • ・Chairman of Working Group on Promotion of Green Electricity, Subcommittee on Green Innovation Project, Industrial Structure Council
  • ・Climate change impact subcommittee in Central Environment Council
  • ・Transition Finance Environment Improvement Study Group of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Chairman of Roadmap development study group for promoting transition finance in the economic and industrial fields of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Modeling Review Committee for Climate Transition Finance Model Business of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Society of New Power Platform Using Next-Generation Technology Committee of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Working Group of Strategic Roadmap Review For Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Committee of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Council of Strategy for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • ・Advisory Committee of Calculation Method of Emission Factors by Sector based on Law Concerning the Promotion of the Measures to Cope with Global Warming of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Advisory Committee of Gas Utility Business Review Meeting For 2050 of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Advisory Committee of Metanation Promotion Public-Private Council of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Study group for the development of long-distance submarine DC power transmission of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Deputy Chairman for Procurement Price Calculation Committee of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • ・Study Group on Climate Change Research of Ministry of education
  • ・Chairman of H2Osaka Vision Promotion Conference of Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City
  • ・The Council of Energy Policy Committee of Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City
  • ・Subcommittee for Comprehensive Program of Environment, Subcommittee for Global Warming Countermeasures, Council for an Environment of Osaka Prefecture
  • ・Advisory Committee of Power Capacity Market, Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, JAPAN (OCCTO)
  • ・Chairman of Master Plan of Cross-Regional Interconnected Grid and Outlook of Electricity Supply-Demand, Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, JAPAN (OCCTO)
  • ・Advisory Committee of Coordination and Supply-Demand Balance Evaluation, Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, JAPAN (OCCTO)
  • ・Steering Committee of Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, JAPAN (OCCTO)
  • ・The 4th Environmental Energy Review Committee in Future Society of Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
  • ・Director, Vice Chairman of Planning Execution of Japan Society of Energy and Resources
  • ・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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