Jaewon Son

Jaewon Son, M.A.

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Nature-based solutions (NbS) to increase social-ecological resilience and mitigate climate change
  • Maximizing ecosystem services of urban forests
  • Multistakeholder participation and citizen engagement

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Professional background

since 2021 Doctoral student at ITAS
2020 - 2021 Research scientist at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
2020 International Environment Training Program (IEETP) Scholarship holder at UNDP Seoul Policy Centre
2019 - 2020 Overseas Agriculture Sector Intern Scholarship (OASIS) holder at International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
2019 M.A. in International Development and Cooperation at Korea University
Master’s thesis: Impacts of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Facilities on Women's Access to Education -The Case of Lao Cai Province, Vietnam
2018 - 2019 Research assistant at Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI)
2018 Erasmus+ Programme at Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
2017 - 2018 Research and Teaching assistant at Korea University
2017 B.A. in International Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)
2016 Research assistant at Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

Selected publications

Lee, H.; Son, J.; Joo, D.; Ha, J.; Yun, S.; Lim, C.; Lee, W. (2020)
Sustainable Water Security Based on the SDG Framework: A Case Study of the 2019 Metro Manila Water Crisis, Sustainability, 12(17), p.6860


Journal Articles
Son, J.; Saha, S.
Book review: Timon, McPhearson; Nadja, Kabisch; Niki, Frantzeskaki (eds.) (2023): Nature-based solutions for cities
2024. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, 33 (1), 70–71. doi:10.14512/tatup.33.1.70
Son, J.; Saha, S.
Variation in citizens’ perception of cultural ecosystem services from Urban green spaces in the Orient and Occident: a case study from Karlsruhe (Germany) and Suwon (Korea)
2024, May 24. 26th European Forum on Urban Forestry: Urban Forests for All (EFUF 2024), Zagreb, Croatia, May 22–24, 2024 
Son, J.
Cultural Ecosystem Services in Urban Green Spaces: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
2023. Fall Conference of the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in Germany (VeKNI 2023), Essen, Germany, November 6, 2023 
Son, J.
Criss-cross of digital margins for effective inclusion
2023. 18th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2023), Kyoto, Japan, October 8–12, 2023 
Son, J.
Towards an EcoInternet - A Multistakeholder Dialogue on Policy Making and Strategising for a Sustainable and Energy Efficient Internet
2023. Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF 2023), Brisbane, Australia, August 29–31, 2023 
Son, J.
Empowering the Next Gen: Fostering Youth Engagement and Cross-Generational Collaboration in Internet Governance
2023. 4th/39th ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum with TWNIC IP Open Policy Meeting (2023), Online, May 23–24, 2023 
Son, J.
Empowering Youth in Internet Governance: Learning from Global Perspectives
2023. Empowering Youths for Open Inclusive and Secured Internet, Youth Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2023), Online, May 29, 2023 
Son, J.
Empowering a Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Future: A Holistic Approach to Responsible Internet
2023. Digital Empowerment: Ensuring Access, Safety, and Opportunities for All (yIGF 2023), Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 23–24, 2023 
Son, J.
Strategising for a sustainable and energy-efficient Internet
2023, February 9. NetMission Academy / Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability on the Internet and Internet Governance (2023), Online, February 9, 2023 
Son, J.; Kramer, C.; Saha, S.
Participatory spatial mapping and valuation of cultural ecosystem services from urban green spaces in Germany and Republic of Korea
2023, December 15. Annual Meeting 2023, British Ecological Society (BES 2023), Belfast, United Kingdom, December 12–15, 2023 
Son, J.; Kramer, C.; Saha, S.
Citizens’ perceptions of cultural ecosystem services of urban green spaces in Germany and the Republic of Korea
2023. KIT Science Week / Zukunft gemeinsam nachhaltig gestalten (2023), Karlsruhe, Germany, October 10–15, 2023 
Son, J.; Saha, S.
Cultural ecosystem services and its linkage to the future development of urban forests
2023. Summer School: Blue-green biodiversity. Research and practice at the interface of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems (2023), Davos, Switzerland, August 27–September 1, 2023. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.27795.25126
Science Communication on the Internet
Journal Articles
Edrisi, S. A.; Sarkar, P.; Son, J.; Prakash, N. T.; Baral, H.
Assessing the Realization of Global Land Restoration: A Meta analysis
2022. Anthropocene Science, 1, 179–194. doi:10.1007/s44177-022-00018-0
Son, J.
Youth, Internet & Sustainable Development
2022. Youth Trident Open Forum (2022), Online, March 25, 2022 
Son, J.
APAC Youth Leaders Dialogue
2022. Asia Pacific Youth Internet Governance Forum (yIGF 2022), Singapore, Singapore, September 10–11, 2022 
Son, J.
Global Public Goods for Development: The Internet and Global Governance
2022. Internet Governance Expert Group (EG@IG) Foundational Training 2022 (2022), Seoul, South Korea, April 8, 2022 
Son, J.
Assessing stakeholders’ perspectives on cultural ecosystem services provided by urban trees
2022. Fall Conference of the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in Germany (VeKNI 2022 2022), Essen, Germany, October 7–9, 2022 
Son, J.
Building socio-ecological resilience through a participatory approach: Experiences in Karlsruhe, Germany
2022. Urban Ecology, Korea University (2022), Seoul, South Korea, April 14, 2022 
Son, J.
Role of urban forests in maximizing ecosystem services and building socio-ecological resilience
2022. IR Theory II, IE University, Madrid, Spanien (2022), Online, May 5, 2022 
Son, J.; Kiden, S.; Obwana, G.
A Zine for more Sustainable Food Systems
2022. Mozilla Festival 2022 (2022), Online, March 7–10, 2022 
Son, J.; Saha, S.
Co-developing nature-based solutions (NbS) for maximizing ecosystem services of urban forests
2022. Urban Transitions (2022), Sitges, Spain, November 8–10, 2022 
Son, J.; Saha, S.
Digitalization of Urban Trees in Karlsruhe, Germany
2022. 5th European Technology Assessment Conference (ETAC5 2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, July 25–27, 2022 
Son, J.; Saha, S.
Assessing stakeholders’ perspectives on cultural ecosystem services provided by urban trees
2022. SFE²-GfÖ-EEF joint meeting, International Conference on Ecological Sciences "Ecology and Evolution: New perspectives and societal challenges" (2022), Metz, France, November 21–25, 2022 
Son, J.
The Internet of Things is a Ticking Clock: Secure Design Now
2021. 16th UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2021), Online, December 6–10, 2021 
Son, J.
Sustainable Water Security Based on the SDG Framework: A Case Study of the 2019 Metro Manila Water Crisis
2021. 1st International Research Conference with the Theme Thinking Globally: Sustainable Development Goals in the 4th Industrial Revolution (2021), Online, July 15–16, 2021 
Son, J.
Co-designing future urban and peri-urban forests to maximize ecosystem services and socioecological resilience
2021. 2021 Fall Conference of the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in Germany (VeKNI 2021), Essen, Germany, October 10, 2021