Climate Proofing Timor-Leste's Roads
When climatic changes impact roads to the point that their closure or threatened disappearance becomes commonplace, climate change risks should logically be considered in a rehabilitation project.
- When conducting climate change assessments, identify climate change parameters that are most important to a project from the onset.
- To counter inherent uncertainties in mathematical models, adopt an integrated “top-down” and “bottom-up” approach to climate change assessment.
- Small investments to climate-proof road projects can lead to substantial savings in future rehabilitation costs.