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Country experience: Needs and challenges to undertake VIA for assessing long term impacts in imor leste

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Published on February 22, 2014

Author: napgsp

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Preparation of TL to tackle Process and Implementation of NAPs Needs and Challenges to undertake V&A Assessment Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment as component important for the Timor-Leste since climate change will have serious impact on community and economic development of the country what is we needs :  For technical arrangement Better understanding on the needs for doing climate change impact and adaptation assessment in designing effective climate change program and action plans, Improved knowledge on international policies to climate change and funding opportunities for supporting the implementation of climate change action plan, Improved knowledge and understanding on basic concept of vulnerability, adaptation & CC impact, Improved understanding in using the results of impact studies in developing adaptation action plan, and Capacity in using some tools for developing CC scenarios and assessing CC impact.      For Institutional Arrangement We needs to formulate NAPs (process and implementation) based on NAPAs doc. We needs to integrate NAPs to the National Development plan, National CC TWG was established but needs a CC Committee at political levels, Cordination with relevant ministries, we needs to enhance community engagement for CC and adaptation,     Data and Information for medium and long term    Secretariat of State for the Environment of Timor-Leste has decided to develop a short, medium and long term environmental strategic plan to guide a better address of environmental services that has been consecrated in the country’s national Constitution. annual operational planning for the next 10 years (2010-2020) as a long term, 5 years (2010-2015) as a medium term and 2 years (2010-2012) as a short term goal. INC Report its base on NAPA documents, NAPA experiences Challenges  Overlapping roles and responsibilities of ministries  Dissemination of information to people at local levels is very low  Limited academic background and professional training  Lack of commitment  Inadequate training programs  Lack of facilities, education, socialization  Lack of comprehensive inventory/database  Lack of knowledge and understanding of the decisoin maker related to CC and Adaptation  Lack of community knowledge for the CC impact.  LACK OF STAKEHOLDER COORDINATION

     TOPOGRAPHY & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNICATION :  Language differences  Low Literacy  Access to Information  Lack of Education Not clear Financing support to formulate NAPs in TL, Lack of expert in the area of climate change and specifically in the area of vulnerability and adaptation assessment, Lack of knowledge and understanding of the decisoin maker related to CC and Adaptation. Geographical and Natural sectoral in TL Topography particularly of the main land is hills and mountainous. Natural sectoral in the TL :      Minerals Potential Oil and Gas Reserves Coastal and Marine Resources Water Resources Forest and Land Uses Availability of technical capacity at national level We have stablished TWG for the NAPA, its as guide line to formulate and to implement for the NAPs, such as :  Ministry of Finance and Planing  Ministry of Agriculture  Secretary of State for Forestry  Secretary of State for Fisheries  Ministry of Health  Ministry of Public Work  Ministry of Education  Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources  Ministry of Social and Solidarity  Secretary of State for Land and Property The types of support we need to tackle NAPs process and implementation are :    Capacity building for the Technical staff, for the Institution. training and workshop related NAP process and implementation support of international expert

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