Special Assistant and Ambassador for Global Environment Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
As Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs of Japan, Horie attends a series of COPs on Climate Change, Biological Diversity, Tropical Timber, etc. He chaired the 48th International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) in 2012 and he was elected as Councilor of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2013.
Concurrently he was appointed as Advisory Board member of SE4All and launched the Energy Efficiency Improvement Facilitation Hub in Tokyo. He is Professor at Meiji University lecturing on Japanese Diplomacy. He also teaches at Kyoto University and Tsukuba University on Global Environmental Issues. He is also Professor at Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.