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    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

19982019
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Research


Name: Thorkil Casse, Associate Professor

Education:
                  

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies, Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, I.E.D.E.S., 1981.
M.Sc. in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1982.
PhD (Macro-economic stabilisation and industrial policy in South Korea, Mexico and Vanuatu), Aalborg University, 1998.


Research interest:

Community forestry, economic and social impact of climate changes

Critical analysis of social-science criticism of conservation efforts

Research

During the last couple of years, his research focused on climate change and state responses in Vietnam to vulnerable groups’ struggle in face of flooding and drought (2012-2015). More recently (2017-2019), he investigated climate change policies Indonesia, Vietnam, and the two countries’ commitment to curb carbon emissions through protection of forest (REDD+) and why efforts have been concentrated at the central level and the local level practically left to its own devices. A major conclusion is that the REDD+ design may be misguided as it exempts the major stakeholders, namely the state and private enterprises.

Another perspective is the ongoing debate on trade-offs between conservation and development with Madagascar as example. In a study from 2017, it was argued against an approach whereby locals are interviewed on establishing a protected area prior to its implementation prior and often without consultation. Instead, it was suggested that locals should be interviewed after the implementation a protection regime has taken place to ascertain whether locals are in favour or against the protection regime. In a study from 2019/2020, the author questions the feasibility of cost-benefit analyses of land for protection vs land for conversion to other uses. A better perspective should be a focus on a comparison of livelihood conditions in villages located close to protected areas and those of villages that do not benefit from tourist incomes but at the same time are not subjected to restrictions on forest use.

In a new research project in collaboration with scholars from China, Germany, the US, and Vietnam, the perspective is building on previous observations and compare different protected areas in Vietnam and discuss implications of various nature management regimes and the Vietnamese state handling faced with marginalization of local people and unsustainable exploitation of natural resources (dual crisis).  The Vietnamese state can intervene and negotiate solutions with local communities. In the past, the Vietnamese authorities have shown little interest to divert from a pure command approach, but with the dual crisis becoming more urgent, the regime could privilege other options in environmental planning. The research project comes under the name: Emergence of an environmental state under authoritarianism.

Keywords

  • Environment, Energy, Nature, Resources
  • Deforesting
  • Water (economical, social and environmental)
  • Economics, Politics
  • Global priorities and cost-benefit analysis

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1998 2019

Lost in implementation? REDD+ country readiness experiences in Indonesia and Vietnam

Casse, T., Milhøj, A., Nielsen, M. R., Meilby, H. & Rochmayanto, Y., 31 Oct 2019, In : Climate and Development. 11, 9, p. 799-811 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

REDD+ policy design and policy learning: The emergence of an integrated landscape approach in Vietnam

Wurtzebach, Z., Casse, T., Meilby, H., Nielsen, M. R. & Milhøj, A., 2019, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 101, p. 129-139 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Vi kan stadig nå at bremse klimakrisen, men uddør en art, er den væk for altid

Barfod, A., Thorsen, B. J., Rahbek, C., Casse, T., Roth, E. & Dinesen, L., 24 Feb 2019, In : Politiken. p. 3 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Comment/debateCommunication

Free-riders i den globale klimastrategi

Casse, T., 10 Feb 2017, In : Politiken.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Green grabbing debate and Madagascar: did we learn anything?

Casse, T., Razafy, F. L. & Wurtzebach, Z., 28 Mar 2017, In : International Journal of Sustainable Development. 20, 1/2, p. 166-181 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Projects 2005 2018

Activities 2003 2015

Front Range Conference on Environmental Governance Research

Thorkil Casse (Speaker)
1 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Colorado State University (External organisation)

Thorkil Casse (Member)
1 Nov 201430 Oct 2015

Activity: MembershipMembership in research network

ISSRM 2013 Conference

Thorkil Casse (Speaker)
4 Jun 20138 Jun 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

International Journal of Ecosystem (Journal)

Thorkil Casse (Editor)
10 Dec 201110 Dec 2012

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of Research journalResearch

ICARUS II

Thorkil Casse (Participant)
5 May 20118 May 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

Kan boykot af palmeolie redde regnskoven?

Thorkil Casse

12/09/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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Forskere: Palmeolie skal tøjles for at redde verden

Thorkil Casse

12/09/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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RUC-forsker fremlagde biodiversitetsforslag for nordiske politikere

Thorkil Casse

02/07/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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Vælgermøde om bæredygtig økonomi

Thorkil Casse

23/05/2019

1 Media contribution

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