Abstract for: Interactions between Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Land Use Sector: a Dynamic Approach

The land use sector has been identified as an area with high potential to achieve synergies between mitigation and adaptation. However, the specific conditions leading to synergic outcomes remain poorly understood. In this research work that knowledge gap is addressed. Concretely, forest transition concept is used to analyze transitional dynamics and steady state levels of forest cover under different policy scenarios. The purpose is to observe whether joint implementation of adaptation and mitigation leads to a synergic outcome. The results show that, under the presence of positive externalities, the joint implementation gives raise to a synergy. In other words, the steady state level of forest cover indicator under the joint implementation is higher than the sum of both strategies applied independently. The same patter is observed along the transition.