Event Date: September 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: FSS 4004, 120 University Private, University of Ottawa
Presented by CIPS, the Asian Studies Network and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy
The Centre for International Policy Studies’ Asian Studies Network and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy invite you to attend a presentation by Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Ambassador for Climate Change for the Republic of Korea, on private-sector engagement and global partnership for accelerating climate action. Following Ambassador Kim’s remarks, Patricia Fuller, Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a former Canadian Ambassador for Climate Change, will lead a discussion on Korea-Canada climate change cooperation.
Ambassador Hyoeun Jenny Kim is Ambassador and Deputy Minister for Climate Change in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea since July 2021. She is also chief negotiator of UNFCCC Paris agreement, representing her country. Before taking the role, she was Deputy Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). GGGI is a treaty-based inter-governmental organization supporting developing countries and emerging economies to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability together through following new pathway of green growth. She was responsible for managing GGGI’s in-country operations in more than 35 countries, supporting low carbon economic growth in line with Paris Climate Agreement and UNSDGs.
From 2016 to 2018, she was the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Senegal and five neighboring countries. She contributed to build strategic relationship on development cooperation between Korean and West Africa. During 2013 to 2016, as the Director for Strategy, Policy, and Communication at the GGGI, she led the development of GGGI Strategic Plan 2015-2020, governance structural reform, and outreach. As a career diplomat in Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she served as Director for Climate Change and Environment Affairs and Director for World Trade Organization (WTO). She served as the Vice-Chair of Trade and Environment Joint Committee of the OECD and the Chair of Budget and Management Committee of the APEC. She earned her Bachelor’s in political science and diplomacy from Yonsei University in Seoul and the Master’s degree from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is married with one son. She wrote A Diplomat Must Be a Multiplayer in 2008, describing life of diplomats. Her second book, titled Audacious Challenge to International Organizations, was published in 2013. She also supervised publishing However Long the Night in Korean translation in 2019.
Patricia Fuller is a Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Throughout her career, Patricia Fuller has specialized in trade and economic policy, as well as climate change and energy. Upon her retirement from the Government of Canada, she was Canada’s ambassador for climate change. Prior to that appointment, she served, notably, as Director General of Economic Development, Director General of Planning and Reporting, Chief Economist, Director of the Softwood Lumber Division, and Deputy Director for Trade Remedies at Global Affairs Canada. Patricia also served abroad as Ambassador of Canada to Uruguay and Chile. Other international assignments include Mexico and Guatemala. Patricia also headed the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada and contributed to the development of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. She also gained experience on environment and climate change files earlier in her career while working at the Privy Council Office and supporting the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Regional Development Policy. She holds a B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Political Studies from Queen’s University and an M.Sc. in Economics (with distinction) from the London School of Economics.