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Katsumasa Tanaka

Senior researcher, Université Paris-Saclay

Dr. Katsumasa Tanaka is a Senior Researcher at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE), near Paris, France, and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan. He is a laureate of the Make our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) programme (, leading the Achieving the Paris Agreement Temperature Targets after Overshoot (PRATO) project. His current research topics include future climate projections, climate mitigation policies, Paris Agreement targets, and greenhouse gas emission metrics.


  • –present
    Senior Researcher, Institut national d'études environnementales (NIES), Japon
  • –present
    Senior Researcher, Laboratoire des sciences du climat (LSCE), France


  • 2007 
    Max Planck Institute for Meteorology / University of Hamburg, PhD in Geoscience


Make Our Planet Great Again laureate