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Martin Obermaier

Expert International en Economie des Ressources Naturelles et Communication, GOPA

“Martin Obermaier is an international expert with GOPA Consultants in Mauritania. There, he supports the implementation of GIZ‘s “”Co-management of marine, coastal and terrestrial resources”” programme. His focus areas include conservation finance, coastal and marine adaptation, and communications. Prior to this assignment, he has been a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with an MSC in Economics from Freie Universität Berlin (2005) and a DSc in Energy and Environmental Planning from UFRJ (2011). His current research interests include transformational adaptation/sustainability transitions, mainstreaming of climate mitigation and adaptation into city-level planning, and environmental protection in Latin America and Africa. He moderated a community of practice on dryland adaptation with over 600 international experts and has acted as consultant to the World Bank, West African Development Bank, OECD, IEA, BNDES, and GOPA. Martin is lead or contributing author to over 40 international and national publications, including high-impact global assessment reports (UCCRN Climate Change and Cities, 2016, and UNEP GEO5, 2011), and is reviewer to 10 scientific journals, including Global Environmental Change, Climate Risk Management, Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change, Agricultural Systems and Energy Policy.”