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Thang Do

Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy



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Dr Thang Nam Do is a visiting fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, following over 20 years working with Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

He has served as the Ministry’s Deputy Director General of International Cooperation, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Operational Focal Point, member of GEF public involvement policy review panel, Asia and the Pacific’s representative at the GEF7 replenishment discussions, national focal point of Clean Technology Fund, Chair of Association of Southeast Nations Association (ASEAN) Working Group on Climate Change, national focal point of ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities, and national focal point of Water Environment Partnership for Asia (WEPA).

He has led research projects on water environmental management for river basins, reviewing environmental economic instruments for revision of the Law on Environmental Protection 2014, assessing environmental co-benefits of climate change mitigation policy, pollution damage and national park valuation. In addition, he has acted as a resource person for various regional and national environmental policy issues, including water environmental management and sustainable cities.

Research interests

Water and environment governance particularly in the developing country context, sustainable cities, multilateral environmental agreements, natural captial accounting, and ecosystem based climate resilience.


Co-founding signatory of Geneva Actions on Global Human Water Security Fund,

Lead author of Policy Effectiveness of Global Environment Outlook 6, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Advisor for Global Environment Facility (GEF) 6th Assembly, GEF/ADB project “Mainstreaming Climate Resilience and Environmental Protection for Green Secondary Cities Development”, GCF/IUCN proposal on Building Climate Resilient Coastal Communities and Ecosystems in Asia.

Director of: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) study on water environment management of river basins in Vietnam, ASEAN-Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) project on ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Model Cities, Strengthening Environmental Capacity for Vietnam Project (Counterpart: Japan Ministry of Environment/Environmental Management Technology, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre-OECC); Developing Solid Waste Management visions for Vietnam (Counterpart: Japan National Institute of Environmental Studies); Vietnam-Korean project on soil and ground water remediation-VEA/MONRE.

Chief investigator of Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA-IDRC)’s project: Impacts of Dykes on Wetland Values in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: A Case Study in the Plain of Reeds,

Principal of Research Consulting Group on Environment and Development in Viet Nam.

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