Kazuo Matsushita

Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)


Senior Fellow, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES),Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University. He served as Professor of Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (Global Environmental Policy), Kyoto University, between 2001 to 2013. He also served as Visiting Professor of United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and an Examiner for Environmental and Social Guidelines at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) . Before holding these positions, he worked at several institutions including the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the Environment Directorate of the OECD, and as a Senior Environment Planning Officer of the United Nations on Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). He has long been engaged in environmental administration, particularly global environmental policy and international environmental cooperation. His major research areas are sustainability studies as well as climate change and biodiversity conservation policies and global environmental policies from the viewpoint of environmental governance. For further details, visit http://48peacepine.wixsite.com/matsushitakazuo