Myung-Kyoon Lee is a senior economist at UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. His main research interests are climate and energy policies, implementation of NDCs, carbon market, and international climate negotiation. Before rejoining UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (former UNEP DTU) in July 2018, he served the Korea Development Institute as a visiting senior fellow, focusing mainly on climate and energy policies of Korea.
From 2011 until 2016, as the Director of Knowledge Services of GGGI (Global Green Growth Institute) in Seoul, Korea, he had led Knowledge Development and Sharing, Knowledge Management and Capacity Development in GGGI. He also supported GGGI’s operation on the ground for green growth by providing technical and management advice. He had been a professor in the faculty of environment at Keimyung University as well as Senior Economist at UNEP Risoe Center for Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, where he managed its ‘Capacity Development for the CDM (CD4CDM)’ programme and led its Climate Change cluster.
He has previously worked for Korea Energy Economics Institute, LG Economic Research Institute, and Korea Environment Institute. He received a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University in Korea and AM and Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in the USA. He has published widely on energy, environment, and development issues and has also served as a lead author of Working Group III of IPCC’s AR5.