The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Korea was launched on Oct. 2013, with leadership of Director Dr. Soogil Young, former Chairperson of Korea’s Presidential Committee on Green Growth, and Co-Director Prof. Wookyun Lee of Korea University, President of the Korean Society of Climate Change Research (KSCC). Under the umbrella of the OJeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) at Korea University, the SDSN Korea has sought to address the problems and devise solutions for sustainable development in Korea with the following objectives:

  • To engage in dialogue with the Government and help operationalize the SDGs for implementation at the national level;
  • To organize and mobilize the SDSN Korea’s network of researchers to explore issues and solutions for sustainable development at both the global and the national level;
  • To facilitate cooperation among NGOs and knowledge institutions with regard to their respective activities to promote the SDGs; and,
  • To undertake a national advocacy campaign for the SDGs by mobilizing the SDSN Korea’s network of researchers and the Korean SDSN Youth.

Since its launch, the SDSN Korea has:

  • Participated in the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) with collaboration of the UN SDSN and the IDDRI;
  • Conducted several research projects related to green growth and sustainable development in the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management;
  • Submitted proposals to the Government for Korea’s response to UNFCCC COP 21 (2015) and UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (2016; 2017);
  • Organized and supported Korean SDSN Youth, and,
  • Published several reports and books along with online Newsletter for domestic readers.

To join our network, Ms. Sugyeong Park (, Network Manager of the SDSN Korea.

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