Fellow Researchers Profile



Research Director

[Research Themes]
Innovation-based solutions to global warming


  • Energy and Environment Policy



1993 M. Eng., Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo
1991 B. Science., Physics, The University of Tokyo


2019 Research Director, Energy and Environment Unit, The Canon Institute for Global Studies.
2017-2018 Senior Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Unit, The Canon Institute for Global Studies.
1997-2017 Senior Researcher and Leader of Climate Policy Project, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI).
1995 -1997 Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria.
1993- 1995 Researcher, CRIEPI.


  • Sugiyama, T (2017) The Risk and Response Strategy of Global Warming (in Japanese), Safety Engineering, Vol 56, No.2, pp 106-113.
  • Sugiyama, T. (2017) The Innovation for Mitigating Global Warming: Expectations of Technologies (in Japanese), Journal of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Vol 59, No. 7, pp 391-398.
  • Sugiyama, T. (2017) Mobilizing Technological Innovation for Mitigation of Global Warming Problem: From the Innovation Systems Theory to the Complex Systems Theory (in Japanese), Environmental Information Science, Vol. 46, No.3.
  • Sugiyama, T. (2017) Theory and Practice of Carbon Pricing: Do We Need it Now in Japan? (in Japanese), Energy and Resources, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp 39-45.
  • Sugiyama, T (2017) Japanese Policy for Mitigating Global Warming, in Kifune,H.et al. eds, New Development of Energy Policy, Koyo-shobo, ISBN-9784771028548.
  • Sugiyama, T.(2016) Global Warming and ICT innovation, Ohm Vol. 103, No4. (in Japanese)
  • Sugiyama, T.(2014) Dealing with Global Warming, Wedge (in Japanese)
  • Sugiyama, T. and M. Wakabayashi (2013) Voluntary Actions for Mitigating Climate Change, Energy Forum (in Japanese)
  • Ueno, T., M. Sugiyama, Y.Hoshino and T. Sugiyama(2013), Post-2020 International Regime for Addressing Climate Change-
  • Issues and Possible Architectural Patterns -, (in Japanese) CRIEPI report Y12012.
  • Komatsu, H., M. Sugiyama, T. Kosugi and T. Sugiyama (2013), Uncertainty of Global Warming and the Role of Geoengineering (in Japanese), Energy and Resources Vol. 33, No2. March.
  • Sugiyama, T.(2012) Environmental History and Global Warming, Energy Forum (in Japanese)
  • Ueno, T. and T. Sugiyama (2012) International Framework for Addressing Climate Change in a G-zero World (in Japanese) CRIEPI report Y11028.
  • Asano, K., S. Saito and T. Sugiyama (2012) Household energy use in the area devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake (in Japanese), CRIEPI report Y11027.
  • Sugiyama, T, Y. Hoshino and T. Ishii(2011) Mood Ecology?, Nikkan Kogyo (in Japanese)
  • Lee, H., T. Ueno and T.Sugiyama(2011) Failure of Environmental Assistance, Energy Forum (in Japanese)
  • Sugiyama, T. and S. Kajiki (2010) History of Environmental Conservation in Japan, Energy Forum (in Japanese)
  • Sugiyama, T., O. Kimura and F. Noda (2010) Energy Conservation Policy in Japan, Energy Forum (in Japanese)
  • Hoshino, Y. and T. Sugiyama (2010) Does a Surge of Resource and Energy Price Make Photovoltaic More Cost Competitive Against Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Power? (in Japanese) , Energy and Resources Vol 32., No1. Sugiyama, T. eds. (2010) Climate Change Policy (vol.3), Energy Forum (in Japanese)
  • Hoshino, Y., T. Sugiyama and T. Ueno, International Comparison of CO2 emissions embodied in trade (in Japanese) Energy and Resources, Vol 31, No.l4, July.
  • Hoshino, Y. and T. Sugiyama (2010) International Comparison of Long-Term CO2 Emission Trend (in Japanese), CRIEPI report Y09023.
  • Yuko, H. and Sugiyama, T. (2009) International Comparison of Domestic Energy Prices, CRIEPI report Y08027. (in Japanese)
  • Ueno, T. and Sugiyama, T. (2009), Technology Transfer of Climate Mitigation Technologies to China, CRIEPI report Y08023. (in Japanese)
  • Yuko, H. and Sugiyama, T. (2009) CO2 Emissions Embodied in Trade - International Comparison of Japan, China, US and UK -, CRIEPI report Y08028. (in Japanese)
  • Sugiyama, T. eds. (2008) Climate Change Policy (vol.2), Energy Forum (in Japanese) ISBN 978-4-88555-349-3
  • Wakabayashi, M. and Sugiyama, T. (2008), Analysis of Policies for Energy Efficiency Lighting, CRIEPI report Y07025. (in Japanese)
  • Sugiyama, T. eds. (2007) Climate Change Policy (vol.1), Energy Forum (in Japanese). (winner of the Energy Forum Prize 2007). ISBN 978-4-88555-342-4
  • Wakabayashi, M., Sugiyama, T. (2007) Japanese Keidanren Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment, in R.D. Morgenstern and Pizer D. eds. Reality Check: The Voluntary Environmental Programs, The Resources for the Future, pp.43-63.
  • Sugiyama, T. and Imanaka, T. (2007) Electrification and Climate Change Mitigation - A Scenario Analysis of Japanese Energy System in the 21st Century, CRIEPI report Y06018. (in Japanese)
  • Kimura, O. and Sugiyama, T. (2007) Analysis of Government-Sponsored Energy R&D Projects: Lessons from Sunshine, Moonlight, and New-Sunshine Programs, CRIEPI report Y06017. (in Japanese)
  • Wakabayashi, M. and Sugiyama, T. (2007) A Review on Effectiveness of Emissions Trading Schemes: Empirical Evidences of Their Implementation, CRIEPI report Y06010 (in Japanese)
  • Wakabayashi, M. and Sugiyama, T. (2007) Case Studies on Effectiveness of Environmental Taxation in European Countries, CRIEPI report Y06007. (in Japanese)
  • Sugiyama, T., Ohshita, S. (2006) eds. Cooperative Climate: Energy Efficiency Action in East Asia, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
  • Sugiyama, T. (2005) editor. Governing Climate: The Struggle for a Global Framework Beyond Kyoto, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
  • Sugiyama, T (ed.) (2005). Scenarios for the Global Climate Regime after 2012, Special Issue, International Environmental Agreements 5:1-3, Springer (ISSN 1567-9764).
  • Sugiyama, T and Sinton, J. (2005). Orchestra of Treaties: A Future Climate Regime Scenario with Multiple Treaties among Like-minded Countries, in Sugiyama, T. (ed.)(2005). Scenarios for the Global Climate Regime after 2012, Special Issue, International Environmental Agreements 5:1-3, Springer (ISSN 1567-9764), pp. 47-64.
  • Sugiyama, T., D., Liu. (2004) Must developing countries commit quantified targets? Time flexibility and equity in climate change mitigation, Energy Policy, 32, pp. 697-704.
  • Tangen, K., Korppoo, A., Berdin, V., Sugiyama, T., Egenhofer, C., Drexhage, J., Pluzhnikov, O., Grubb, M., Legge, T., Moe, A., Stern, J., Yamaguchi, K. (2002) A Russian Green Investment Scheme; Securing environmental benefits from international emssions trading, Climate Strategies.
  • Liu, D. and Sugiyama, T. (2002) Clean Development Mechanism for Power Infrastructures for China's Sustainable Development, Energy & Environment 13 (3), pp. 435-452.
  • Minato, A., Sugiyama, T. (2000) A Challenge to global environmental issue by small reactor -Nuclear desalination and prevention of desertification-, Progress in Nuclear Energy 37 (1-4), pp. 247-252.
  • Sugiyama, T., Nagano, K., Takahashi, M. (2000) Time Flexibility to Reduce Climate Change Mitigation Costs for Japanese Electricity Supply Sector, Electrical Engineering in Japan 131 (1), pp. 68-77.
  • Sugiyama, Taishi (2001) Enforcement or Management? Two Schools of Thought in the Institutional Design of the Kyoto Regime, Energy and Environment, Vol 12 No. 1.
  • Sugiyama Taishi(2001) Climate Change and Environmental Issues in Henan Province, in Energy Demand & Supply Structural Change and Environmental Protection Measures in Henan Province, a report of 3E research project in FY2001, Japan-China Economy Association.
  • Sugiyama, Taishi and Axel Michaelowa (2001). Reconciling the Design of CDM with Inborn Paradox of Additionality Concept, Climate Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, January, pp 75-84. ISSN 1469-3062.
  • Sugiyama, Taishi(2001) The concepts on institutional design of Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM), NIRA Policy Study Vol. 14, No. 7, pp 37-41、National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA), in Japanese.
  • Bernhard Schlamadinger, Michael Obersteiner, Axel Michaelowa, Michael Grubb4, Christian Azar, Yoshiki Yamagata, Donald Goldberg, Peter Read, Miko U.F. Kirschbaum, Philip M. Fearnside, Taishi Sugiyama, Ewald Rametsteiner, Klaus Böswald (2001), Capping the Cost of Compliance with the Kyoto Protocol and Recycling Revenues into Land-Use Projects, The Science World 1, 271-280 ISSN 1532-2246, www.thescientificworld.com.
  • Sugiyama, Taishi and Axel Michalowa (2000). What Must and Can COP6 Decide?: Extended Flexibility Backed by Transparency and Responsibility, Energy Policy Vol 28, pp571-574.
  • Sugiyama, Taishi (2000) Strategic Value of Carbon Recovery and Storage Technology: Political and Administrative Dimension, Energy and Environment Vol 11, No. 6.
  • Sugiyama, Taishi, Minoru Nakada, Hiroki Hondo, Jusen Asuka and Yoichi Ichikawa (1999), Cost-Effectiviness of International Cooperation in Order to Protect Japan from Acidification: Is Investment in Chinese and Korean Desulfurization a Low-Cost Option? , Energy and Resources, Japan Society of Energy and Resources., Vol.20 No.3 p.289-296. (in Japanese)
  • Kenji Yamaji and Taishi Sugiyama, A Simulation Study on a Tradable Emission Permit Scheme to Control Global CO2 Emissions(1996), in Amano A. ed., Global Warming: Carbon Limitation and Economic Development, p.109-116, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Environment Agency of Japan.
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