Hitomi Roppongi is a multi-disciplined researcher with training in biodiversity, public policy, international relations and finance around the world. She is currently involved in the 5th edition of Climate Legislation Study at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (London School of Economics and Political Science). She previously acquired work and academic experience in biodiversity and various environment-related policies while pursuing an MSc at the United Nations University. She also read international law and public management and holds a Master of Public Policy from Kyoto University. In her undergraduate years, she was delegated to the 2006 St. Petersburg Summit as a country specialist for Japan while researching at the G8 Research Group (University of Toronto). Hitomi also has professional experience working on trade control and operational improvement in financial industry.