Toru joined ADB in 2004 as one of the original members of ADB’s clean energy team which started the Asia Clean Energy Forum and established the Carbon Market Program including one of the world's first post-Kyoto carbon funds. He also led ADB's work to promote clean energy and climate change technologies through venture capital funds and helped establish various other initiatives focused on the nexus of energy security and climate change. In 2011 he was seconded to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat to help design the Green Climate Fund and the Climate Technology Centre and Network. Since 2014 he has focused on clean energy programs and projects in Southeast Asian countries, including a 2-year posting in ADB's Indonesia Resident Mission. Prior to joining ADB, Toru was Asian Business Manager and Policy Analyst at Trexler Climate and Energy Services, and Research Associate at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Toru will be speaking on 23rd September (3.45pm - 5.00pm, GMT+8) | The Race Towards a Low Carbon Economy: Implications for Businesses