Expertise: Climate Change and Conflict
Kazuo Matsushita is Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, President of the International Academic Society for Asian Community (ISAC), Senior Fellow of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Chairman of the Japan Society for GNH Studies, Examiner for Environmental Guidelines at JICA. Professor Matsushita served as Professor of environmental policy at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University and worked at the Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan, Environment Directorate of the OECD, and the UN Conference on Environment and Development. He has long been engaged in environmental administration, particularly global environmental policy and international environmental cooperation. His major research areas are sustainability studies, climate change and global environmental policies from the viewpoint of environmental governance. His publications include “Environment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns” and “Environmental Governance”.