Iguchi, Masahiko

Research Associate

  • Masahiko Iguchi
    Jingumae 5-53-70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
    +81 (0)3-5467-1212

    Research Interests

    • Climate policy (with a special focus on transport sector)
    • Global environmental governance
    • Governance ‘of’ and ‘for’ Sustainable Development Goals


    • PhD, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • BA, University of Essex

    Biographical Statement

    Masahiko Iguchi is a research associate at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) since April 2014. He is also affiliated with Tokyo Institute of Technology as a post-doctoral researcher.

    Before joining UNU-IAS, he worked as a research fellow at the Graduate School of Law, Keio University (2010–2012) and a researcher at the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology (since 2012). He has also taught various political science courses at Keio University and Sophia University.

    He is co-editor of New Approaches for Transitions to Low Fossil Carbon Societies: Promoting Opportunities for Effective Development, Diffusion and Implementation of Technologies, Policies and Strategies (special issue of Journal of Cleaner Production). He has published extensively on issues related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), environmental governance and climate policy in edited books and journals, including Sustainability, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Global Environmental Research, and Journal of Environmental Information Science. A full list of his publications is available here.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Essex, a Master of Science in International Relations (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His PhD thesis, “Constructing Climate Governance: Convergence of Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars in Europe, Japan and the US” is under review for a monograph publication.