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Soogil Young

Leading Professor at SUNY, Korea

About Me

Soogil Young is currently a leading professor in the Department of Technologies and Society, as well as director of the Institute of Sustainable Development, at the State University of New York (SDSN) Korea. Dr. Young has found the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Korea in 2013, where he is the chairman now after having served as a director. He is an Emeritus Member of the Leadership Council of the SDSN (, a global network of research institutes and other knowledge institutions on various issues of sustainable development, which was launched by the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012. He is also a visiting professor at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Dr. Young directed several projects on Korea’s green growth policies, sustainable development challenges, including on SDGs for Korea, as well as Korea’s long-term deep decarbonization pathway. During 2010 to 2012, he served as a chairman of Korea’s Presidential Committee on Green Growth under President Lee Myung-bak. He has also served as a chairman of the International Advisory Committee for the Green Growth Knowledge.

Courses and Programs taught by Soogil Young