Tuesday 24th January, E34, John Dalton East Building, from 1.00-2.00 pm.
Sandwiches, coffee and tea are available from 12.30 pm in room *E324 (please note change)
Challenges and Opportunities for Carbon Management in Malawi and Zambia
Dr Lindsay Stringer, University of Leeds
Policy initiatives to manage carbon are increasingly linking climate change mitigation and adaptation with efforts to reduce poverty. This presentation analyses the challenges and opportunities faced by national policymakers and other key stakeholders in achieving these multiple wins in Malawi and Zambia. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are increasingly required in integrated carbon management-poverty reduction activities stemming from international level policy agreements and voluntary carbon market initiatives. We critically reflect upon these partnerships and the challenges and opportunities linked to building and mobilizing capacity to translate policy rhetoric into on-the-ground action at national and local levels. Situating the progress made in Malawi to date within the regional context through a comparison with neighbouring Zambia, we outline the opportunities for, and barriers to, future initiatives in the region that aim to enhance carbon storage and reduce poverty through land management.
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