The second national communication on climate change submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Lao PDR ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1995 and the Kyoto Protocol in 2003. As a party to the Convention, the country has actively participated in the Convention process and submitted the First National Communication (FNC) to the UNFCCC in 2000 as part of its commitments.The FNC summarized national circumstances, inventory, mitigation measures, and financial and technical constraints and support needs.
- The goals of the National Climate Change Strategy are aligned with vision of sustainable development, poverty reduction, enhanced quality of the natuml environment, and strengthened public health for all Lao people.
- The National Climate Change Strategy, realizing the high vulnerability to climate change of the country's physical, biological and socioeconomic development, has given special attention to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptations.
- State-supportedprecautionaryprogrammestomanage climate risksshould produce benefits at household and community levelsin additionto reducingtransitory poverty.