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The Asan Institute for Policy Studies launched a new program on Climate change and Sustainable Development in March 2014. Dr. Choi Hyeonjung, who is in charge of the new program, visited Europe for ten days from March 16th with an invitation from major institutes to discuss on research agendas on climate change and global governance areas and to address future partnership plans.

The research institutes included Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Sweden, German Development Institute (GDI) in Germany, and Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Global Governance Institute (GGI) in Belgium.

During Dr. Choi’s trip to Brussels, he had a meeting with Mr. Kim Chang-Beom, Ambassador of Korea to EU and Belgium, and a Korean representative of the EC’s DG CLIMA and shared a thought for the Korean peninsula’s green détente and EU & Korea ETS cooperation.

Date: March 16-26, 2014
Place: Stockholm (Sweden), Frankfurt and Bonn (Germany), Brussels (Belgium)

 

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Choi Hyeonjung
Choi Hyeonjung

Climate Change and Sustainable Development Program / Center for Global Governance, External Relations Department

Dr. CHOI Hyeonjung is the Director of External Relations and research fellow in charge of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Program in the Center for Global Governance at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Choi was the deputy secretary to the ROK President for green growth and assistant secretary for national agenda at the Blue House (the ROK Presidential Office). Dr. Choi also worked as a policy research fellow in the 17th Presidential Transition Committee. Prior to the public service positions, he was a research scholar at the Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, and full-time instructor at the Korean Air Force Academy. Dr. Choi’s areas of research interest include climate change, green growth and sustainable development, new growth engines, East Asian developmental state model and industrial policy, national future strategy, and development assistance. Dr. Choi received his B.A. and M.A. from Yonsei University and his Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University, and he has been the recipient of the Order of National Service Merit and two Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.