Eun Joo Allison Yi
Senior Environmental Specialist, Environment, Natural Resources, and Blue Economy (ENB) Global Practice, World Bank
Eun Joo is the Senior Environmental Specialist in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Blue Economy (ENB) Global Practice of the World Bank, based in Washington DC. Before taking on the current role, she was a program manager of the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund during when she helped build an innovative, implementation-focused trust fund devoted to supporting World Bank staff and clients to design, plan, and implement green growth initiatives, strategies, and investments for eight years. The trust fund’s focus on operational expertise worked to improve economic and resource efficiency, build greater resilience to extreme weather and natural disasters, and increase competitiveness. Prior to joining the World Bank, Eun Joo consulted for the IFC Advisory Services (WBG) on resource efficiency and clean energy. She also has experience in Norway and Russia working on projects related to international science & technology diplomacy, climate, energy, and the environment. Her broad global experience ranges from a Norwegian engineering firm, ISTC working with the US EPA and State Department, and Pfizer Inc. She is a US national and received her undergraduate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her graduate degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She received three SD VPU awards as a part team for Urban Growth Scenarios Modelling for Jordan, Enhanced Regional Cooperation and New Tech for Thriving Fisheries, and Innovation to Boost Fisheries Benefits in West Africa. Eun Joo has contributed to a range of publications, most recently on the potential implications of resource scarcity and climate change on conflict, migration, and trade in 2025 and Korea’s Green Growth 2.0.