Master’s Thesis Proposal Defense - Maneth La - July 2

Date: July 2, 2015
Location: Natural Resources RM 130

An Evaluation of the Land Use Planning Process in Cambodia
Within the Current Climate Change Context

Master’s Thesis Proposal Defense


Maneth La

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Room: 130, Natural Resources Building


Cambodia’s land use planning process emerged almost a decade ago as a tool for effective and sustainable use of land and other natural resources. Nonetheless, little progress has been seen since then. In the current context of climate change, land use planning is generally accepted as one of the most effective tools for climate change adaptation, particularly for developing countries where the effect of climate change will be most profoundly felt. However, little is known about the outcome of incorporation of climate change considerations in the planning process. In Cambodia, importantly, such considerations are fully unknown. This study aims to investigate, 1-the obstacles, which impede the government’s effort in land use planning and 2-how land use planning in Cambodia incorporates climate change considerations in this process. This study will conduct an intensive scholarly review of relevant documents, and fieldwork with key informants and government officials at both national and sub-national level, as well as international consultants, who have been providing technical assistance to the Cambodian government on land use planning.


  • Dr. Maria Claudia Lopez, Chairperson
  • Dr. John Kerr
  • Dr. Emilio Moran