Organization: UNEP Resources and Markets Branch
Based in Geneva
Programme Officer, Economic Research Unit
Joy Kim is Programme Officer at UNEP's Economic Research Unit.
Joy has been working in the area of macro-economic and environmental policies for nearly 20 years. Especially she has been focusing on the interface between fiscal policy, trade policy and green economy policy. She is currently leading a ‘fiscal policy for green economy’ project and managing a ‘Green Economy in Africa’ project which supports more than 10 African countries’ transition to a green economy through Green Economy Assessments and Policy Analyses. She also serves as a co-chair of the Fiscal Instruments Research Committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP).
Before joining UNEP, she worked as an economist/senior policy analyst at the Environment as well as the Trade/Agriculture Directorates of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris; a research associate at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Tokyo; Visiting Professor at the Aoyamagakuin University in Tokyo; PhD researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the UK; and Assistant researcher at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy in Seoul.
She was also a leadership fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and contributing author of the 4th Global Environmental Outlook of UNEP. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of East Anglia in the UK. Her major publications include ‘The role of the G20 in governing the climate change regime’ (2012, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics); Facilitating Trade in Services Complementary to Climate-friendly Technologies (2011, ICTSD), Matching support with nationally appropriate mitigation actions’ (2012, OECD/IEA); ‘Trade and climate policies in the post-2012 world’ (2011, UNEP), ‘Non-tariff barriers facing trade in selected environmental goods and associated services’ (2008, Journal of World Trade); ‘Facilitating trade in selected climate change mitigation technologies in the energy supply, building and industry sectors’ (2007, OECD); ‘Opportunities and challenges in liberalizing the trade in environmental goods and services’ (2006, Journal of World Trade) and ‘Institutional interplay: biosafety and trade’ (co-editor, 2005, UNU Press).