May Thazin Aung

Researcher, Climate Change

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

May Thazin Aung’s work focuses on designing and delivering climate finance to least developed countries at different levels of governance. She is interested in promoting equitable access to climate finance and supporting community empowerment through climate action.

She has worked extensively with diverse stakeholders throughout Southeast Asia to promote evidence-based decision-making and multi-stakeholder participation. She also has experience in policy analysis, using it to understand gender and social equity dimensions of access to natural resources


Natural resource management; just transitions; stakeholder engagement.

Before IIED

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

Current work

May promotes locally led climate actions and access to climate finance; equitable participation and access for least developed countries and vulnerable groups.