The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Kimiko Hirata, Board Member, Kiko Network

Analysis and policy research of potential for improvements in energy efficiency and energy conservation in 2030

Research grant

Project Description

This project looks at existing research and examines the feasibility of improving energy efficiency and energy conservation in all domestic sectors in Japan by 2030. Studying the issues from both a technological and policy perspective, the project develops scenarios that will create a road map for mitigaiting climate change risk and reducing dependence on nuclear power. To achieve these goals, the project makes policy recommendations based on policy research, and comparison studies with existing policies and international best practice.

Grant year
FY2012 Research Grants
Grant term
2 years
April 2013 - March 2015
Grant amount
2,700,000 yen
Activity region
Nationwide, Japan
Participants at a seminar

Overview of the Organization

Kimiko Hirata, Board Member
Kimiko Hirata, Board Member
Specialist field
Environmental policy theory, Comparative Environment Politics
Affiliated academic societies
Society for Environment Economics and Policy Studies, Japan Association for Environmental Law and Policy
From 1996 until 1998 engaged in activities concerned with climate change issues at the Climate Institute in Washington, D.C. In June 1998, joined Kiko Network has since been engaged in policy research and recommendations concerning climate change. From 2007 until June 2013, served as Manager of Kiko Network Tokyo Office and from June 2013 onwards was a board member of the Kiko Network. Other: Director, CAN International; Member, Tokyo Metropolitan Environment Council.
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Collaborating researchers
Yutaka Tonooka (Saitama University), Manabu Utagawa (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Research record
  • Kimiko Hirata, November 2012: "2012 Report on Low Carbon Economic Development in China" "Challenges of climate change countermeasures in Japan's review of energy policy"
  • Kimiko Hirata, September 2007: "Transition and evaluation analysis of domestic global warming policy over the past 10 years" Society for Environment Economics and Policy Studies
  • Kimiko Hirata, August 2009: "Environment and pollution" "Challenges of the medium term target of 2020 and prospects for future global warming countermeasures" Iwanami Shoten