Climate change mitigation and rural livelihoods in Malawi
Prof Dominic Moran
recently started my PhD in climate change and rural livelihoods, and I
am enrolled at SRUC and Edinburgh University. The main focus of my
project is the development of nationally appropriate mitigation actions
(NAMAs) in agriculture for Malawi. The overall aim is to mitigate
climate change in agriculture while increasing food security at the same
Prior to starting my PhD (and following my Masters in Environmental
Science at the University of Manchester) I worked for a few years as an
environmental consultant, mainly working on climate change adaptation
and mitigation, as well as resource efficiency projects.
My PhD project will involve conducting a survey of smallholders in
the dairy sector in Malawi, as well as an economic and cost-benefit
analysis of proposed mitigation measures.
My research interests are climate change adaptation and mitigation; food security in the developing world; and carbon finance.
Address: Land Economy & Environment, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.