Madoka Yoshino

Madoka Yoshino

Programme Associate


Madoka Yoshino is a Programme Associate for the International Satoyama Initiative project. 

Prior to joining UNU-IAS, she worked as a researcher on climate and energy at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). She holds an MSc in Environmental Science and an MPA from Indiana University O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs as a Fulbright Scholar. She also holds a Master of Agriculture and Bachelor of Agriculture from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. 

She has been a member of the Japanese delegation to the UNFCCC since 2011 and have actively engaged with negotiators around the world towards setting the new global climate change goal in Paris in 2015. She played an active role in the negotiation on the global stocktake for the Paris Agreement rulebook towards 2018. She co-facilitated a joint-agenda item on the scope of the next periodic review of the long-term global goal at the UN climate change conference in 2019.

Her current interest includes contributing to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework through the work of the Satoyama Initiative, preparing towards the climate change review mechanisms, including the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement, and promoting synergies between climate change and biodiversity.