National Adaptation Programme of Action to Climate Change01 Apr 2009
As a least developed country, Lao PDR is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. With over 70% of Lao people depending on natural resources for their livelihoods and a heavy reliance of the national economy on the country’s natural resource base, the people of Lao PDR are highly susceptible to the impacts of climate change.
Lao PDR lacks data, adaptation strategies, funds, human resources, experience, an appropriate approach and the mechanisms to develop immediate and long term solutions. The National Adaptation Programme of Action to Climate Change (NAPA) is the first step to reduce climate change-induced vulnerabilities in Lao PDR.