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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

Center for Foreign Policy and National Security

Dr. CHOI Hyeonjung is a Senior Fellow of Center for Foreign Policy and National Security concurrently serves as the Director of the Publication and Communications Department at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He is also an adjunct professor of sustainable development and cooperation at Underwood International College, Yonsei University. Previously, Dr. Choi was the Deputy Secretary for Green Growth and the Assistant Secretary for National Agenda at the Presidential Office of ROK. 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, Japan, and full-time instructor at the Korean Air Force Academy. Dr. Choi’s areas of research interest include national future strategy; climate change and sustainable development; renewable energy and green economy; international development assistance and cooperation; and non-traditional threats and human security. Dr. Choi received his B.A. and M.A. from Yonsei University and his Ph.D. in political economy from Purdue University, and he has been the recipient of the Order of National Service Merit and two Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.