Dr Yi hyun (Ellie) Kang

Yi hyun (Ellie) is a network member of PlanAdapt. She is based in Brussels, Belgium.

Her interest lies in how to drive transformation for adaptation and how to connect science and practice for adaptation. With a political science background, she is keen to delve into the decision-making process for adaptation policy.

Yi hyun earned her PhD in climate change and environmental policy at the Technical University of Munich. Her dissertation dealt with adaptation policies of South Korea and Germany with a particular focus on water management. She holds an MSc degree in Climate Change and Development from the University of Sussex and the Institute of Developmental Studies (IDS), UK.

Yi hyun has more than ten years of professional experience relevant to environment and development. She worked as a journalist at a Korean online newspaper, PRESSian, between 2006-2010. During that time, she wrote articles about the environment, education, culture, and human rights issues. After her master’s degree, she worked as an intern as well as a consultant at ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste for the Green Livelihood Access for Central Kalimantan’s Inclusive Environmental Response to Climate Change (GLACIER) project. Between 2013-2014, she worked as a researcher at the Korea Environment Institute, investigating biodiversity and international cooperation issues.

Yi hyun co-authored a book on food and agricultural policies, Table Revolution, that was 2009’s Recommended Book by the Korean Publication Ethics Commission. She translated a book (Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era) from English to Korean in 2018.