Noriko Fujiwara is Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. For 14 years she has undertaken research on climate change and energy policies at international, EU and country levels. Recent topics include climate change mitigation, post-carbon cities, low-carbon technology and innovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, the EU emissions trading scheme, and international carbon markets. She has been also active in coordinating stakeholder consultation and presenting research results at conferences. Through publications, she contributed to the international and European climate policy debate. Among others, her publications have been quoted in Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In addition she is Adjunct Researcher, Research Institute for the Environmental Economics and Management, Waseda University in Tokyo and Research Fellow at the China Insurance and Social Security Research Center, Fudan University in Shanghai. Previously she worked at a Japanese industry association on environmental and industrial policies.
She has D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Sussex, M.Phil. in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, and Master of Law (International Political Economy) from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.