Environment and Energy

Rapid economic growth, primarily driven by natural resource extraction, is putting new pressures on the environmental assets on which rural communities traditionally depend. Strengthening human and financial capacities to manage natural resources at the community level and enforcing relevant laws is critical to ensure sustainable development.

Our Goals

We support growth that does not harm the environment. Our work focuses on three priority areas: encouraging all national development planning to recognize links between environmental harm and poverty; strengthening the response to climate change; and improving environmental governance and promoting community-based natural resource management. more

Pro-poor development planning

UNDP in Lao PDR works at the policy and community level to ensure that growth does not harm the environment and brings benefits to all. more

Our Stories

Kongsy and his frogs. Photo: UNDP Lao PDR/Somlith Khounpaseuth

Frogs – A leap towards climate change resilience

As the first ray of sun hits the foliage, Kongsy walks up to a small area, fenced off with blue mesh screen at the end ofmore 

Ms. Vieng, showing the bag of oyster mushrooms she cultivated with the Mushroom Cultivation Group in Huayman village, Luang Prabang. Photo: FAO Lao PDR

Oyster mushrooms draw smiles on Phonexay District farmers' faces

Ms. Vieng, 32, can now proudly say that she is a mushroom farmer of Luang Prabang Province. A smile appears on her face when showing anmore 

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