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UK Ambassador visits UNDP project on sustainable forest management in Savannakhet Province

The United Kingdom Ambassador to Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. John Pearson, and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mme. Catherine Phuong paid a visit to the National Eld’s Deer Sanctuary in Savannakhet…  


Covid-19: Cleaner Air, well not in Laos

The COVID-19 movement restrictions have had one good side-effect: the air is cleaner and clearer everywhere. Everywhere? Well Not quite! Read this Op-Ed by Ricarda Rieger, Resident Representative,…  


What does the international Climate Conference COP 23 mean for Lao PDR?

A delegation from Lao PDR participated in the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), held in Germany in November. Lao PDR’s delegation took part in…  


New programme to strengthen Lao PDR’s readiness to cope with impacts of climate change

The Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a project aimed at strengthening Lao PDR’s readiness to cope with climate change-related events.  


Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

ao PDR was the first ASEAN country to ratify the Paris Agreement by agreeing on an INDC, with the support of UNDP utilizing funds from GEF. Lao PDR has identified a number of actions which it intends…  


Circular Economy Strategies – Lao PDR

The study was developed by the Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion under the Ministry of Energy and Mines, UNDP and Shifting Paradigms. A step-wise approach has been adopted which goes from…  


Pumping in new life: Wetlands and their role for climate change adaptation in Lao PDR

“Hey, man! Get down here with the key, we want to show our guests how the pump works”, Bounyong mouths into his phone. The Village Head of Hang Heng Village in Saravane Province of southern Lao PDR…  


Steady flows: How a community in southern Laos takes disaster prevention into its own hands

First come the rains. They make lakes and rivers rise, flooding villages and fields. “In my 20 years here in this village, I have never seen six consecutive days of relentless rain. But last year,…  


UNDP and Climate Change: Zero Carbon, Sustainable Development

This infographic report provides a snapshot of the breadth and depth of UNDP’s climate change work in the hope that our experiences and expertise can be beneficial to countries as they deliver their…  


Frogs – A leap towards climate change resilience

"Improving the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector to Climate Change" helped Lao farmers in flood and draught-prone areas to adapt to climate change via introduction of an applied ecosystems-based…  

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