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Faces of Change: Neung

Neung is an environmental lawyer from Chiang Mai, Thailand. After working at a bank when he was younger, Neung left his well-paid position to put his skills to use advocating for the environmental rights of communities across Thailand and the Mekong region. He attended the EarthRights School and later became a Bertha Foundation Legal Fellow, and then Mekong Legal Associate at EarthRights International. Neung has fought against dams on the Salween River near the Myanmar-Thai border and now trains local activists on environmental law and advocates to develop transboundary legal tools to hold corporations accountable for their impacts on communities.