Kentaro Takahashi is Deputy Director, Climate and Energy, at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. Since 2009, he has engaged in several projects including a capacity building program for a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in the Asia Pacific Region, Article 6 implementation and an MRV program under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). As a member of the Japanese delegation, Kentaro has also supported the Government of Japan at the UNFCCC negotiations on Article 6. Prior to joining IGES, he worked as a consultant on CDMs.
Kentaro is a member of the Climate Action Data Trust Council, which was established by the World Bank, Singapore Government and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) in Dec 2022. He also joined the International Initiative for Development of Article 6 Methodology Tools as a technical expert.