Dr Thang Nam Do

Research Fellow
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Environmental Management 050205
  • Natural Resource Management 050209
  • Environment Policy 160507

Research interests

Decarbonising policies for Greater Mekong Subregion, water and environment governance particularly in the developing country context, sustainable cities, multilateral environmental agreements, and ecosystem based climate adaptation.


Dr Thang Nam Do is a research fellow at the Grand Challenge Program on Zero Carbon Energy for Asia Pacific, Australian National University. Before joining the ANU, he worked with the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as Deputy Director General of International Cooperation, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Operational Focal Point, Chair of Association of Southeast Nations Association (ASEAN) Working Group on Climate Change, and national focal point of: ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainably Cities, Water Environment Partnership for Asia and Clean Technology Fund. 

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 cobenefits 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.

Thang Nam Do attains PhD and Master in Environment Management and Development from the Australian National University and Bachelor in Environmental Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada.

Researcher's projects

  • Senior Advisor for World Bank project "Vietnam's Water Governance", 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, and IGES/ASEAN Sustainable Development Goal's Forerunning Cities Program.
  • Co-founding signatory of the Geneva Actions on Global Human Water Security Fund, https://genevaactions.org; and the Food Energy Environment Water Network,  www.fe2wnetwork.org
  • 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; Developing Solid Waste Management visions for Vietnam; Vietnam-Korean project on soil and ground water remediation-VEA/MONRE.
  • 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, http://www.eepsea.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=59:the-dyke-dilemma-a-cost-benefit-analysis-from-vietnam&Itemid=341.

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