Constant Adeniyi Labintan

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Expert

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Dr Constant Adeniyi Labintan has a background in integrated energy, economics and climate change analysis, agricultural economics and integrated water resources management. His area of expertise includes climate change science both adaptation and mitigations; climate change, land use, water and energy nexus (CLEWs) analysis. He also has experience in the field of climate change impact assessment, food security analysis and renewable project viability assessment.

He is based in Cotonou, Benin and works on climate vulnerability assessments for Benin and the wider region in collaboration with a regional network of scientists, as part of the Science-based adaptation planning in Sub-Saharan Africa project. He is also involved in developing a science-policy interface through regular exchange with governmental agencies within Benin to facilitate the use of scientific output in national adaptation planning.

Before joining Climate Analytics he was a Lecturer and Principal Investigator of Leading Integrated Research for Africa 2030 Agenda (LIRA) project at the Ecole supérieur des Métiers des Energies Renouvelables (ESMER) in Benin. Constant worked on developing integrated assessment models for the assessment of climate change impact on agriculture, trade flows and food security (ECOLAND, ECOWAT and ECOTRADE) at the Institute for Natural Resources Management for Africa (UNU-INRA), African Climate Change Policy Center and UNECA. He was also Technical Advisor on climate change and sustainability at the Centre for Expertise and Partnership for Sustainable Development (CePED) where he provided technical support for implementing climate change resilience strategies at the community level, integrating sustainable development principles into sectoral planning and economic modelling of climate change in Benin.

Constant has a postdoc in Integrated Energy, Economics and Climate Change Analysis from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a PhD in Economy in agricultural economics from the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China.

Publications

    • Presentations
    • Climate Negotiation and Intended Nationally Determined Contribution in Africa (INDC) Labintan, C. and Valens, M. , Fifth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V), 28 – 30 October, 2015, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2015)