Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute
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Currently, I live in Bali, Indonesia and am working for international environmental projects as a researcher/consultant. I grew up surrounded by the natural environment and enjoyed adventures from an early age. For my undergraduate education, I graduated with two degrees and three majors. I undertook a 18,000 km bicycle trip in Australia and backpacked in developing countries, as well. Then, I was chosen for the prestigious Oxford Kobe scholarship and was one of only three scholars selected from approximately 300 applicants to study at the University of Oxford. I earned an Environmental Change and Management master's degree (MSc). I also earned a doctorate degree (DPhil/PhD) at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. After completing my DPhil, I began working as a research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute, a top international think tank for environment and sustainable development. I became involved in climate change related projects in Asia and Africa. The outcomes of my projects have been published in international journals and books. I also worked toward bridging science and policy more directly. For example, I gave a presentation on biofuel and smoke damage to the Ethiopian president in person at his presidential palace. Between 2010 and 2013, I worked for Indonesian and Japanese governments as a sub-chief advisor/expert on climate change. When I am not in a project field or in front of a computer, I am always on the beach and mostly in boardshorts. I surf about 250 days in a year somewhere in Bali depending on the wind and tide. I love to be a part of surfing community in Bali and elsewhere, including in the Internet world. I am planning to grab a Longboard when I am 80 otherwise I will follow my ripping dreams. www.linkedin.com/in/takama/ blog.takeshitakama.com

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