Yoko Mulholland

Senior Associate

Yoko is a Senior Associate based in Japan, supporting E3G’s diplomatic outreach on Japan’s coal to clean transition, transition finance and sectoral decarbonisation.

Yoko Mulholland

Yoko’s work focuses on encouraging momentum in Japan’s domestic energy transition and international leadership. This includes maintaining and growing the network of aligned progressive diplomatic and civil society actors, advising on narrative framing and strategy to ensure the energy transition progress is maintained and delivered domestically and internationally through Japan’s G7 Presidency in 2023. 

She previously worked as a Senior Policy and Promotions Officer on Energy and Climate Change at the British Embassy in Tokyo, developing strategy and engaging a wide range of stakeholders to achieve high-level climate and energy objectives set by the UK Government towards COP26, and cementing its COP26 legacy. Particular focus was on liaising with the Japanese government to encourage positive climate announcements at COP26 and at the G7/G20 Leaders’ Summits; exploring and nurturing new climate-related relationships with local governments and Japanese businesses and key Japanese media; identifying Japan/UK partnerships to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss; and organising visits for ministers and senior officials from the UK.

She holds a BA in Political Science from Keio University, minoring in Victomology Law.

Yoko currently resides in the Japanese countryside, trying to grow her own vegetables and live sustainably. In her spare time, she likes to listen to classical music (especially chamber music), play the violin, and take long walks in the countryside with her English cocker spaniel. In the winter, she especially enjoys snowboarding and going onsen (hot spring bath)-hopping throughout Japan.

Yoko’s work focuses on encouraging momentum in Japan’s domestic energy transition and international leadership. This includes maintaining and growing the network of aligned progressive diplomatic and civil society actors, advising on narrative framing and strategy to ensure the energy transition progress is maintained and delivered domestically and internationally through Japan’s G7 Presidency in 2023. 

She previously worked as a Senior Policy and Promotions Officer on Energy and Climate Change at the British Embassy in Tokyo, developing strategy and engaging a wide range of stakeholders to achieve high-level climate and energy objectives set by the UK Government towards COP26, and cementing its COP26 legacy. Particular focus was on liaising with the Japanese government to encourage positive climate announcements at COP26 and at the G7/G20 Leaders’ Summits; exploring and nurturing new climate-related relationships with local governments and Japanese businesses and key Japanese media; identifying Japan/UK partnerships to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss; and organising visits for ministers and senior officials from the UK.

She holds a BA in Political Science from Keio University, minoring in Victomology Law.

Yoko currently resides in the Japanese countryside, trying to grow her own vegetables and live sustainably. In her spare time, she likes to listen to classical music (especially chamber music), play the violin, and take long walks in the countryside with her English cocker spaniel. In the winter, she especially enjoys snowboarding and going onsen (hot spring bath)-hopping throughout Japan.

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