[TimorLesteStudies] New Masters thesis: Dr Ingvar Anda - Carbon Catchments: Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation in Timor-Leste

Bu Wilson buvewilson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 14:03:44 EST 2014

*Carbon Catchments: Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation in

Climate change is a global problem that particularly impacts the poorest
people in developing countries. As efforts to mitigate the effects of
climate change increasingly flounder, the need to adapt to the impacts of
climate change become more pressing and urgent. This thesis presents a case
for a closer integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation policy
and programming in the Timor-Leste context as a more effective approach to
achieving both adaptation and mitigation objectives as well as enhancing
rural livelihoods and natural resources management.

In the Timor-Leste context, policies and programs around sustainable land
management and climate change adaptation are shown to be largely
complementary. Communities are acknowledged as playing a key role in local
level resource management and adaptation. Climate change mitigation policy
and programming is largely undeveloped in Timor-Leste and a conceptual
separation of adaptation and mitigation should be avoided. An effective
integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation is presented
through the examination of community level case studies.

Income generation from carbon credits is examined using WAFMA in the
Northern Territory as a reference. Reforestation and agroforestry are shown
to have the greatest potential for mitigation outcomes as well as being
consistent with policies and programs for sustainable land management and
climate change adaptation. How this would look in practice is demonstrated
in a catchment management approach that achieves livelihood, adaptation and
mitigation outcomes - a carbon catchment.

For a copy of this thesis you can contact Ingvar Anda directly:

Dr Ingvar Anda
Principal Consultant
Hau Meni & Associates
ingvaranda at hotmail.com
+678 5989103 Vanuatu
+61 423 423 319 Australia
skype: ingvaranda

Dr Bu V.E. Wilson
Principal Consultant
Hau Meni & Associates
P.O. Box 3280
Port Vila, Efate

T: Vanuatu +678 598 2646 (mobile); +678 22626 (landline)
T: Australia +61 (0) 407 087 086
T: Timor-Leste +670 78096748
E: buvewilson at gmail.com
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