Joni Jupesta

Joni Jupesta

Research Fellow and Academic Associate

PhD, Management Science and Technology, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), 2010
MBA , International Industrial Management, Esslingen University of Applied Science (Germany), 2006
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Joni Jupesta is a Research Fellow and Academic Associate at UNU-IAS.

He started his academic career as a UNU (subsequent JSPS-UNU) Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2013) and later became a Visiting Research Fellow (2013-2016). From 2020 to 2023, he was a Senior Researcher in System Analysis Group at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) in Kyoto, Japan where he focused on mid- and long-term net-zero GHG emissions through Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) and Low Energy Demand (LED) across sectors.

Dr. Jupesta gained industry experience as a Senior Manager on corporate GHG emissions at Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food Company based in Jakarta, Indonesia (2013-2020). He has received several awards for his research work, such as the Green Talent Award 2012 from the German government and the Mitra Award 2013 from the Asia Pacific Network on Global Change Research (APN-GCR), among others. Dr Jupesta is an editor for Carbon Capture Science and Technology (Elsevier) and Data and Policy (Cambridge University Press) journals. Since 2023 he has served as a Technical Expert for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Paris Agreement implementation, and as a Scientific Advisor at Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). He was a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report on WG III Climate Change Mitigation (2018-2022). In 2023 he was elected as Task Force Bureau Member on National GHG Inventories of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for its 7th cycle.

During his 15-year career in think tanks, academia, and the private sector, he has published three edited books, over 30 journal articles and book chapters, and more than 30 international conference proceedings.

Research Interests

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Energy and environmental policy
  • Global change & sustainable development
  • Green economy
  • Industrial ecology