Mr. Takashi Otsuka, Director, ICLEI Japan Office

Takashi Otsuka is the Director of ICLEI Japan Office since April 2015, closely working with spearheaded local governments in Japan pursuing their transition to sustainable societies. Before joining ICLEI, he served as the Deputy Programme Managing Director at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), being responsible for planning and coordination of IGES’s research and strategic operations. He started his professional career with IGES in 1999 focusing on multi-country comparative research on environmental awareness and behavior. From 2004 to 2006, he spent two years at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi as Task Manager for developing GEF projects focusing on Asia and Pacific region.