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Jihyung Joo

University of Leeds

Based in

United Kingdom

Jihyung Joo is a Knowledge Translation Fellow at the UNFCCC Taskforce of Priestley Centre for Climate Futures, University of Leeds. She studied the institutionalization of climate policy and carbon markets in the Paris-era for her PhD degree at University of Leeds. She previously worked as a researcher at the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Taskforce of the Ministry of Environment of Korea, assisting in the policy design to implement Korea’s ETS. She also worked as a project manager for ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Eco-Innovation Index research, which developed a tool to evaluate eco-innovation policies and practices in 41 Asia-Europe countries. Through her academic training and career path, she became a social scientist who enjoys communicating and creating knowledge with experts across disciplines and nationalities, especially in the climate policy arena where she puts her life-long passion. She is committed to being an interdisciplinary researcher who seeks solutions and suggests future directions for climate policy.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Korea, South United Kingdom

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Net Zero Social movements

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Joo, J., Paavola, J., Van Alstine, J. (2023) “Contested net-zero target setting in a transitioning country: The case of South Korea”. Futures, 147, 103114.

Park, M.S., Bleischwitz, R., Han, K.J., Jang, E.K., Joo, J.H. (2017) “Eco-Innovation Indices as Tools for Measuring Eco-Innovation”. Sustainability, 9(12), 2206.