Climate change poses a severe threat to marine ecosystems, affecting future growth and development in Timor-Leste. Ensuring the nation’s capacity to adapt to climate and ocean change depends upon its capacity to manage and conserve coastal and marine resources. USAID works closely with the government of Timor-Leste, NGOs and communities to support improved fisheries management through baseline data collection of coral reefs and nearshore ecosystems, ocean acidification, and spatial data management framework.
Climate Change Information
- Climate Change Risk Profile: Timor-Leste (2017, 5 pages)
- Climate Vulnerability Profile: Asia-Pacific Regional (2013, 2 pages)
- USAID has not yet produced a GHG Emissions Factsheet for Timor-Leste. A variety of resources provide information on GHG emissions, such as WRI's CAIT.
- Giving Communities a Voice in Conservation
- NOAA and USAID Partnership in Timor-Leste
- Final Evaluation of the U.S. Coral Triangle Initiative (US CTI) Program
- Impact Blog: Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership
- Impact Blog: From the Field in Timor-Leste: Giving Communities a Voice in Conservation
- See USAID IDEA indicator compilation for Timor-Leste: climate, energy, environment and more