Nay Htun

  • Research Professor

Dr. Nay Htun graduated from Imperial College London with a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently Research Professor, Stony Brook Southampton where he teaches Environmental Conflicts Negotiation and Resolution; and Global Environmental Change.

His interests are in environmental governance, sustainable development and pathways to low carbon society.

He established and facilitates the Stony Brook-hosted International Consortium for Low Carbon Society and contributes to Stony Brook’s role as a US Member of the G8 Low Carbon Society Research Network

He is a Fellow and Visiting Professor of International Environmental Policies, Center for Environmental Policies,  Imperial College London;   Visiting Professor and Senior Advisor, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden, Visiting Professor and Member of the International Advisory Board, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand; Honorary Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 

He was Chancellor Distinguished Fellow in University of California, Irvine; Visiting Scholar in Harvard; Visiting Scholar in Fletcher School, Tufts University.

He served in the United Nations for over 25 years where he held the rank of UN Assistant-Secretary General at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

He was Programme Director coordinating the drafting of Agenda 21, and helped organize the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. At the UN Secretariat, he was also the focal point for business and industry, and helped establish the Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva.

Before joining the UN he was Department Manager with Exxon Thailand, where he managed one of the largest and most profitable departments with 8 Divisions.

Nay Htun is a Board Member of a number of not-for-profit research organizations, including the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, New York and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Hayama, Japan.