Circular GHG mitigation opportunities Lao PDR

Nov 25, 2021

By moving towards a circular economy, Lao PDR is pursuing both the objective of reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while securing the growth that will which allow the country to build up its material ‘stock’ of produced goods to meet societal needs, such as shelter, nutrition, mobility, healthcare and education.

This report supports the next update of Lao PDR’s Nationally Determined Contribution by deploying circular economy interventions. The latest NDC update was submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in March 2021. This NDC lists the country’s voluntary GHG mitigation commitments under the Paris Agreement up to 2030.

This report has been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Union (EU) and the Government of Spain through the NDC Support Programme.

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