Jeongseok Seo

Research Fellow
Dr. Jeongseok Seo has a PhD from the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware. He is FREE’s liaison for the 1GWp solar city project with Seoul Metropolitan Government. He previously worked for the Korea Sustainability Investing Forum (KoSIF) and the Korea Productivity Center(KPC) where he helped Korean public and private sector organizations develop climate change and sustainability strategies and disclose their climate and sustainability performance through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). He was the first Korean Carbon Trust Standard (CTS) Accredited Assessor and co-launched the Carbon Trust Standard in Korea and led carbon accounting and management assessments of the first four Korean companies, including Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Construction and Engineering, S-Oil and Korea Western Power Company. He was a member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 Greenhouse Gas Working Group and EICC-GeSI Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor.

He is interested in climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable energy financing, corporate sustainability, carbon and sustainability reporting, initiatives to develop the new economy, and environmental justice. He holds B.B.A. from Kyungpook National University in South Korea and an MA in Climate and Society at Columbia University in New York.


Recent Work
Two Very Different Perspectives on Carbon Emissions Trading | September 22, 2015
Water: An Additional Reason for Rapid Deployment of Sustainable Energy Technologies | February 19, 2015
Climate change: Is this still debatable? | February 4, 2015
Pathways to Deep Decarbonization Report Released | January 28, 2015