Kazuhisa KOAKUTSU,
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)(www.iges.or.jp/en/index.html)

Residence: Japan

Expertise: Energy, Industrial Processes, Transportation, Waste, Mitigation Actions

Additional language skills: Japanese

My involvement in MRV activities includes a focus on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and the clean development mechanism (CDM) in Asia.

I have been engaged in research activity on international climate policy related to market mechanisms such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). I have been implementing the capacity building activities in Asia on the CDM and new market mechanisms for the last 10 years. I am the author of several textbooks and research reports on the CDM and new market mechanisms, and have specialized in the international rules and methodologies for emission reduction projects.

I am joining the Coalition because I believe capacity is the basis to which we can build our self.