ACEF Speaker 2021

Yukihiro Kawaguchi

Global Environmental Affairs Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)

Yukihiro Kawaguchi is the Director of the Global Environmental Affairs Office – in charge of international relations on climate change issues in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. Mr. Kawaguchi is also in charge of CCUS policy and technology development.

Mr. Kawaguchi previously served as the Director of the Global Environment Partnership Office and as the Deputy Director of the Environmental Policy Division and the Environmental Economy Office in METI. Mr. Kawaguchi was also the Secretary General of the Japan Business Council in Europe.

Mr. Kawaguchi obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Waseda University and a Master of Arts in public affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: CCUS – Essential Tool for Low-Carbon Transition in Asia (ADB, UK Government)