Taeko Takahashi is an independent consultant, assisting analysis of countries’ position in the SDGs process. Most recently, she has co-authored a Japan case study for the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Eco-innovation Index. She has a range of experience in project management, evaluation, and analytical research with UNEP, ESCAP, and IGES. She holds a B.A. in International Studies, and a M.A. in International Environmental Policy both obtained in the US.