Mikiko Kainuma

Senior Research Advisor
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Dr. Mikiko Kainuma is a senior research advisor of Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), an Honorary Research Fellow of National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and a Secretary General of Leveraging a Carbon Neutral Society Strategic Research Network (LCS-RNet). Since 1990, she has developed the Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM), which assesses policy options for stabilizing the global climate, particularly in the Asian-Pacific region with researchers at NIES, Kyoto University and several institutes in Asia.

Dr. Kainuma is one of the co-founders of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC). She contributed to the IPCC as a LA in AR4, AR5 and SR1.5. She is a CLA of UNEP Global Environment Outlook 6. She received the Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award (1994), Remarkable Contribution to Science and Technology 2010: NISTEP (2010), Academic Award by the Society of Environmental Science, Japan (2011) and Lifetime Achievement Award from IAMC (2022).