Norichika Kanie is a Research Fellow in the Sustainable Development Governance initiative at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). He is also an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His research focuses on international environmental governance. He also serves as a scientific steering committee member of the Earth Systems Governance project of International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, and editorial board member of the journal Global Environmental Governance. Currently he is a vice chair of the Working Party on Climate, Investment and Development at OECD, and a member of the UNEP International Environmental Governance Advisory Group. In the process to Johannesburg Summit 2001, he led a project on environmental governance reform at UNU-IAS and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (together with W. Bradnee Chambers). Since 1996 he has been a representative of Japan to air pollution regime negotiations in East Asia (EANET). From August 2009 to July 2010 he was a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow of the European Commission and based in Sciences Po, Paris. His recent publications include, “Allocation and architecture in climate governance beyond Kyoto: lessons from interdisciplinary research on target setting”, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (2010, lead author); “Post-2012 Institutional Architecture to Address Climate Change: A Proposal for Effective Governance. Global Warming and Climate Change”, in Grover, V.I. ed. Global Warming and Climate Change: Ten Years After Kyoto and Still Counting (2008); co-editor of Climate Change in Asia United Nations University Press (2008, with Yasuko Kameyama, Agus P.Sari, Moekti H.Soejachmoen) and Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance (2004, with Peter M. Haas). He received his Ph.D. in Media and Governance from the Keio University.