Our Stories: Environment and Energy

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Bamboo preservation enriches lives and the environment

In a hot, insect-infested forest on the outskirts of Napor Village, 50 km west of the Lao capital Vientiane, Kong and his wife Kaew are cutting large chunks of bamboo to make into furniture. They are two of over 900 people in eight villages of Sangthong District who are part of a UNDP-supported schemore

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Diversifying crops to cope with climate change

For Ki Her, the head of Kioutaloun village in mountainous northern Lao PDR, and 95 percent of the population who grow rice, the change in the weather over the past five years presents significant challenges. With shorter but more intense rainy seasons, followed by longer dry seasons, farmers are strmore

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Lao villagers work together to build hydro power plant

In a remote village in northern Lao, Keupkku settles down to watch the evening news on his new color television. On the other side of the room, two of his daughters turn on the lights to continue their studies. Just a month ago this would have been impossible. But a newly installed 7.5 kilowatt hydmore

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