Kanie, Norichika

Senior Research Fellow

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

    Research Interests

    • Climate change policy
    • Global environmental governance
    • International institution
    • Low-carbon Asia


    • Ph.D., Media and Governance, Keio University


    • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Biographical Statement

    Norichika Kanie is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS).

    His research focuses on international environmental governance, and is leading a three year strategic project on Sustainable Development Goals (FY2013-FY2015) funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. Among others he serves as a scientific steering committee member of the Earth Systems Governance project of IHDP, and the chair of the Working Party on Climate, Investment and Development (WPCID) at OECD. From August 2009 to July 2010 he was a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow of the European Commission and visiting professor at SciencesPo, Paris. He received his Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University.

    His recent publications include: Norichika Kanie, Peter M. Haas, Steinar Andresen eds. (2013), Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency, Routledge/Earthscan; N. Kanie, P. M. Haas, S. Andresen, et al, “Green Pluralism: Lessons for Improved Environmental Governance in the 21st Century” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, Volume 55, Issue 5, 2013, pp.14-30; David Griggs, Mark Stafford-Smith, Owen Gaffney, Johan Rockström, Marcus C. Öhman, Priya Shyamsundar, Will Steffen, Gisbert Glaser, Norichika Kanie, and Ian Noble.(2013) Sustainable development goals for people and planet, Nature, 495: 305-307. (21 March 2013); Norichika Kanie, Michele M. Betsill, Ruben Zondervan, Frank Biermann and Oran R. Young, 2012, “A Charter Moment: Restructuring Governance for Sustainability”, Public and Administration and Development, 32, PP. 292-304; Biermann, F., K. Abbott, S. Andresen, K. Bäckstrand, S. Bernstein, M. M. Betsill, H. Bulkeley, B. Cashore, J. Clapp, C. Folke, A. Gupta, J. Gupta, P. M. Haas, A. Jordan, N. Kanie, T. Kluvánková-Oravská, L. Lebel, D. Liverman, J. Meadowcroft, R. B. Mitchell, P. Newell, S. Oberthür, L. Olsson, P. Pattberg, R. Sánchez-Rodríguez, H. Schroeder, A. Underdal, S. Camargo Vieira, C. Vogel, O. R. Young, A. Brock, R. Zondervan (2012) Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance. Science, Vol. 335 No. 6074, 1306-1307, 16 March 2012.