Biography of H.E. Chung Rae Kwon

UNESCO Future Forum - panelist

    Ambassador for Climate Change.

    Ambassador Chung is the chief negotiator for climate change issues representing the Republic of Korea since May 2008. Since the early 1990s Ambassador Chung has been involved in international environmental negotiations for climate change and the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. He contributed as a lead author for an IPCC special report on technology transfer and received a personal copy of 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as contributor to the award of IPCC Nobel Peace Prize 2007. He studied at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and graduated with MA for Foreign Service. He served as Director-General for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea. While working at UN ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) as Director for Environment and Sustainable Development Division, he was promoting a new paradigm of “Green Growth” as a regional strategy of sustainable development for Asia and the Pacific.

    Contact information:

    H.E. Chung Rae Kwon
    Ambassador for Climate Change, Republic of Korea
    Tel: 82-2-2100-7782
    Fax: 82-2-2100-7996
    Email: Chung Rae Kwon

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