In Brussels Noriko has undertaken research on climate change and energy policies at international, EU and country levels. Recent topics include climate change mitigation, post-carbon cities, low-carbon technology and innovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, the EU emissions trading scheme, and international carbon markets. She has been also active in coordinating stakeholder consultation and presenting research results at conferences. Through publications, she contributed to the international and European climate policy debate. Previously she worked at a Japanese industry association on environmental and industrial policies.