[Special Session2]

Environmental Education for Action with High Touch High Tech by Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future
  • Tae Yong Jung

    Professor at Yonsei University Director of the Sustainable Development Program at the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future

    Dr. Tae Yong Jung is a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, South Korea. He is the director of Sustainable Development Program in the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for the Better Future and the director of Global Partnership, Education Commission Asia (ECA). Before he joined GSIS, He was a professor at the KDI School of Public Policy & Management. Prior to the current position, he was a Principal Climate Change Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. He also worked at World Bank as a senior energy economist. He was the project leader at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. He started his professional career at the Korea Energy Economics Institute, after he got Ph. D. He was educated at Seoul National University (BA) and at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (MA and Ph.D.).
  • Daniel Zhang

    Executive Director and Social Responsibility Principal of Broad Group

    Daniel Zhang (Zhang Xianming) is an urban architect emphasizing cross-disciplinary design thinking and artistic innovation. He is committed to a high degree of ethical and social responsibility. Daniel created the P8 sustainable community, focusing on the exploration of future urban life and vertical community. This included research and development of possibilities for humanity in the form of shared and cooperative ventures. After graduating from CMU in the United States, Daniel went on to study at TERI University in New Delhi, India, following his mentor, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Eight months later, he joined Institut Futur, a college of the Free University of Berlin, to explore the numerous possible futures for sustainable cities. Daniel is keen on the work of environmental protection organizations and actively participates in international activities such as The Boao Forum and the Paris Climate Conference.Daniel participated in the WEF round table on green technology innovation. He presented the achievement on green building technology on behalf of BROAD group, along with the group strategic planning on supporting China to achieve carbon peak in 2030 and carbon neutral in 2060. Meanwhile, Daniel had also participated in the energy optimization conference hosted by IEA, explained the action that BROAD group is taking on energy optimization and achievements that had been accomplished by BROAD group on behalf of Chinese entrepreneurs. Introduced the product of BROAD group and the value of energy optimization in terms of protecting earth. Daniel is also the representative of global principle members of B-team.
  • Shinji Kaneko

    Executive Vice President of Global Initiatives at Hiroshima University

    Dr. Shinji Kaneko is an Executive Vice President for Global Initiatives at Hiroshima University. He graduated from the School of Engineering at Kyushu University majoring in water engineering (Doctor of Engineering). Immediately after the completion of his doctoral program, he joined the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in 1999 as a researcher and conducted research on urban climate policy in Asian megacities for three years. He also worked at Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) as a Research Fellow for three years from 2005. He has been a Director of the Network for Education and Research in Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) of Hiroshima University since 2018.
  • Woochong Um

    Managing Director-General of the Asian Development Bank

    Woochong Um is appointed Managing Director General, Office of the President (OPR) effective 22 February 2021. Mr. Um is a national of Republic of Korea who holds an MBA in Finance from New York University, and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston College, United States. Mr. Um has been with ADB for more than 27 years in both operations and non-operations areas, including 11 years in SDCC at the senior staff level. As DG concurrently Chief Compliance Officer, SDCC, since June 2018, he has been leading ADB-wide knowledge management and innovation in various sector and thematic operation areas. He is responsible developing sector and thematic policies, strategies, frameworks, and operational plans, encouraging vibrant sector and thematic communities of practice, and developing new business ideas. Since April 2020, he has been working at the institutional focal point for COVID19 response for ADB. Previously, he was The Secretary for four years. He effectively led OSEC by providing excellent and high-quality support for ADB's governance, while managing ADB's interface with the Board of Directors. Prior to ADB, he worked for Pfizer, Inc and Pitney Bowes in the USA..
  • Andrew Steer

    President of Bezos Earth Fund

  • Sook Kim

    Executive Director of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UN

    Ambassador Kim Sook served with more than thirty-five years of experience in foreign service and intelligence, with key postings in Washington, D.C., New York, New Delhi, San Francisco, Toronto, and within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Korea. He is well regarded for his expertise in Korea-US relations, Inter-Korean relations and the North Korean nuclear issue. Amb. Kim most recently served as the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations from July 2011 to September 2013. Amb. Kim also served as a Co-Chair for the Bureau of the Preparatory Process of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and President of the Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in 2012. Amb. Kim was First Deputy Director for the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009, where he worked extensively on national security, including intelligence, preemption of security threats, and regional security issues. Amb. Kim has also served as Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs at MOFAT in Seoul and led the ROK delegation in the Six-Party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue in 2008.