May Thazin Aung

Researcher, IIED's Climate Change research group

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Burmese, French (basic)

May is a climate finance researcher looking to understand plural views of just transitions. Her focus includes the just distribution of finance to communities most affected by climate change and accountability mechanisms necessary to promote justice. She is also interested in epistemic justice and the different types of knowledge and methods of teaching practiced by under-represented groups.

She has worked extensively with diverse stakeholders to promote evidence-based decision-making and multi-stakeholder participation. She also has experience working on gender and social equity in the low-carbon transition.


Natural resource management; just transitions; stakeholder engagement, gender; social equity 

Before IIED

  • Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Myanmar project specialist, Vermont Law School

Current work

May is developing indicators for understanding divergent views of locally led adaptation and bottom up approaches for accountability. She is also exploring divergent perspectives of just transitions and the questions 'what is justice' and 'what is the transition to?'