Izumi Kotani studied energy and climate policy at the Hertie School, specialising in Germany and the European Union’s electricity sector. Prior to joining the Hertie School, she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Relations and minor in Anthropology from International Christian University in Tokyo, and spent a year abroad at University College London. Since her Professional Year at E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), an independent climate change think tank, Izumi has been carrying out research on coal-related developments in Japan as well as communicating the findings of this research. Her previous professional experience includes research on renewable energy projects driving Japan’s energy transition.
Master's thesis title
Divergence on the future of coal: A comparative analysis of Germany and Japan’s advocacy coalitions, resources and institutions