Senior Scientist and Team Leader - Climate Change, Energy and Low Carbon Development
Center for International Forestry Research - World Agroforestry Center
Dr. Pham Thu Thuy is a senior scientist who leads the Global program on Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development team at Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry Center. Dr. Thuy obtained the First class of Honour at University of Queensland and Doctor of Philosophy at Charles Darwin University, Australia. Her research focuses on the political economy of climate change policies, including low-emission development strategies, payment for environmental services, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, carbon market, biodiversity conservation, just transition and social inclusion.
She has supported more than 20 developing countries, global financial institutions, multinational companies, and indigenous communities in designing and implementing effective, efficient and equitable climate changes policies and projects. Her work also targets the poor, ethnic minorities, woman including youth in capacity development and ensure they are able to raise their voices and draw benefits from climate change policies and projects. She received the Australian Climate Action Alumni Award (2023) and was awarded by the Government of Vietnam for our standing contribution for forestry sector development in 2016.
Thuy is committed to linking science with policy and practice, for example through her involvement with Global Landscape Forum, International Land Coalition, Journal of Land Use Science and advisory boards for many civil society organisations and national universities in developing countries. Thuy has published more than 200 publications including journal articles, books, and policy briefs on assessing the impacts in developing countries. Several of them are available in English, French, Indonesian Bahasa, Vietnamese, Spanish and Portuguese.