Jupesta, Joni

Research Fellow and Academic Associate

  • Joni Jupesta
    Jingumae 5-53-70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
    +81 3 5467 1212

    Research Interests

    • Climate change mitigation
    • Energy and Environmental policy
    • Global Change & Sustainable Development
    • Green Economy
    • Industrial ecology


    • PhD in Management Science and Technology (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
    • MBA in International Industrial Management (Esslingen University of Applied Science, Esslingen, Germany)

    Biographical Statement

    Dr Joni Jupesta rejoined UNU-IAS in 2023 as a Research Fellow and Academic Associate. He started his academic career at UNU-IAS as a UNU (subsequent JSPS-UNU) Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2013) and later became a Visiting Research Fellow (2013-2016). From 2020 to 2023, he was a Senior Researcher in System Analysis Group at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) in Kyoto, Japan where he focused on mid- and long-term net-zero GHG emissions through Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) and Low Energy Demand (LED) across sectors. Dr Jupesta gained industry experience as a Senior Manager on corporate GHG emissions at Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food Company based in Jakarta, Indonesia (2013-2020). He obtained his PhD in Management Science and Technology from Tohoku University in 2010, and an MBA in International Industrial Management from Esslingen University of Applied Science in 2006. He has received several awards for his research work, such as the Green Talent Award 2012 from the German government and the Mitra Award 2013 from the Asia Pacific Network on Global Change Research (APN-GCR), among others. Dr Jupesta is an editor for Carbon Capture Science and Technology (Elsevier) and Data and Policy (Cambridge University Press) journals. Since 2023 he has served as a Technical Expert for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Paris Agreement implementation, and as a Scientific Advisor at Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)He was a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report on WG III Climate Change Mitigation (2018-2022). During his 15-year career in think tanks, academia, and the private sector, he has published three edited books, over 30 journal articles and book chapters, and more than 30 international conference proceedings.

  • Articles

    • Novita, N., Subarno, N. S. L., Zakaria, G. A., Lugina, M., Yeo, S., Malik, A., Asyhari, A., Putra, C. A. S., Gangga, A., Ritonga, R.P., Albar, I., Djaenudin, D., Arifanti, V.B., Poor, E., Jupesta, J. et al. 2022. “Natural Climate Solutions in Indonesia”. Environmental Research Letters (17) 11: 114045. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac9e0a


    • Kraemer-Mbula, E., Jupesta, J., Mishra, B., & Sadoff, C. 2023. Sustainable and Scalable Food, Water, and Land Systems through Technology, Innovation and Inclusion. T7 Task Force Science and Digitalization for a Better Future Policy Brief. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute. https://www.think7.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/T7JP_TF3_Sustainable-and-Scalable-Food-Water-and-Land-Systems-through-Technology-Innovation-and-Inclusion.pdf
    • Denton, F., K. Halsnæs, K. Akimoto, S. Burch, C. Diaz Morejon, F. Farias, J. Jupesta, A. Shareef, P. Schweizer-Ries, F. Teng, E. Zusman. 2022. “Accelerating the transition in the context of sustainable development.” In IPCC, 2022: Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [P.R. Shukla, J. Skea, R. Slade, A. Al Khourdajie, R. van Diemen, D. McCollum,
      M. Pathak, S. Some, P. Vyas, R. Fradera, M. Belkacemi, A. Hasija, G. Lisboa, S. Luz, J. Malley, (eds.)]. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg3/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGIII_Chapter17.pdf