Hanna Hakko is E3G’s Senior Associate based in Yokohama, focusing on coal phase-out and decarbonisation in Japan.
Hanna closely monitors national climate and energy policies and Japan’s overseas involvement in the energy sector, especially in the Asian region. She works with a wide range of diplomatic stakeholders, civil society, private sector and academia to develop pathways for Japan to shift from fossil fuel reliance to a sustainable energy system. Besides working with various players in Japan, she advises international partners on Japan’s climate and energy issues.
Before joining E3G, Hanna worked for nine years in various environmental civil society organizations as a campaigner and project leader, as well as the research institute Finnish Environment Institute. Civil society movements she coordinated have e.g. led into the adoption of the Climate Act in Finland, and to the decision to phase out a coal power plant in the capital Helsinki. Since moving to Japan in 2018, Hanna has been working on shifting the Japanese private finance from coal to clean.
Hanna has previously served as a city councillor in city council of Tampere from 2012 to 2017.
Hanna holds a master’s degree from the University of Tampere, majoring in Regional Studies and Environmental Policy.
Hanna lives in Yokohama with her spouse. In her free time she likes to read, study Japanese and play tennis. She holds a rank in iaido, one of the traditional Japanese martial arts.