A Comparative Analysis on Power Mix for Green Growth between South Korea and Japan
In this talk, Associate Professor at Division of International Studies, Kongju National University, Eunjung Lim, will present her research comparing South Korea’s and Japan’s energy policies.
Both East Asian countries are large global greenhouse gas emitters which in October 2020 pledged to aim for carbon neutrality by 2050. Dr. Lim will outline how both countries’ energy transition strategies through the expansion of green energy, their significant differences in dealing with nuclear energy, and analyze the rationales and political dynamics behind their diverging approaches to the latter source of energy. Read the article on the MDPI web site
Eunjung Lim is an Associate Professor at Division of International Studies, Kongju National University (KNU). She also serves as Vice President for International Affairs, Dean of Institute of Korean Education and Culture, and Dean of Institute of International Language Education at the same university.
Her areas of specialization include international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, comparative and global governance, and energy, nuclear, and climate change policies of East Asian countries. Since 2018, she has served as a board member of Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC), and currently serves as a board member of the Korean Association of International Studies and a member of Policy Advisory Committee for Ministry of Unification.
Before joining the KNU faculty, Dr. Lim served as an Assistant Professor at College of International Studies, Ritsumeikan University, in Kyoto, Japan. She also taught at several universities in the United States and Korea, including Johns Hopkins University, Yonsei University, and Korea University. She has been a researcher and a visiting fellow at academic institutes including the Center for Contemporary Korean Studies at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Japanese Studies at Seoul National University, the Institute of Japan Studies at Kookmin University, and Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.
She earned a B.A. from the University of Tokyo, an M.I.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.