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Lao PDR

Published on 9 January 2017
The approved Lao PDR Road Sector II Project is part of the country’s national program to build climate resilient infrastructure nationwide through a stronger institutional framework for road maintenance. This project will help strengthen the government’s capacities for sector financing, planning, integration of climate change adaptation into road sector strategies, business processes, standard designs for climate resilient road asset management, governance and accountability, monitoring and…
Published on 11 October 2016
Recently, great advances have been made in the global dialogue on climate change. China and the United States formally ratified the Paris Climate Agreement at the G20 Summit in China last month. By signing the Paris Agreement, countries commit themselves to contribute to climate action and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Laos signed the agreement on April 22, 2016, Earth Day, at the United Nations Headquarters…
Published on 3 July 2015
Representatives from Asia-Pacific and Europe attended a five-day capacity development training on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment via the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) due to conclude Friday. He called on both public and private sector to address the challenges presented in both global and local sense by fully integrating the emerging realities brought by climate change into policy and implementation in an integrated fashion…
Published on 5 May 2015
The workshop was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The workshop comprised three components, consistent with Laos' priorities on climate change adaptation, such as the National Adaptation Programme of Action (2009) and the National Early Warning Strategy (2011) among others. One of the project's components aims at rehabilitating agro-meteorological facilities, such as weather stations in the major agricultural…
Published on 15 October 2014
Speaking at the conference on Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower project held in Can Tho City on September 25, Nguyen Huu Thien, an independent expert, said when a certain project is suspected to cause harms to humans or the environment, the investor has to prove the contrary. “In this case, Laos has to prove Don Sahong hydropower dam will not impact humans and the environment in…
Published on 19 September 2014
At a conference discussing the development of hydroelectric dam Donsahong, set to be built on the mainstream Mekong River in Laos, held in Can Tho City last week, a farmer named Nguyen Van Hiep in Dong Thap Province cited emerging upheavals. He said that before hydroelectric plants were built on the river, farmers in the delta could deal with annual flooding in an easy way…
Published on 23 June 2014
"This project seeks to enhance the disaster risk management capacity of Lao PDR by strengthening the legal framework for hydro-meteorological services, enhancing post-disaster recovery planning, and providing technical assistance to strengthen Lao PDR's fiscal resilience to natural hazards," the World Bank said in a statement. Project execution is coordinated by Laos PDR's Ministry of Planning and Investment, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance, and…
Published on 2 April 2014
The discussion was held under the cooperation framework on National Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) and Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), an agreement which the Lao and Japanese reached last year, aiming to build the another cooperation project alongside the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). “We are about to build the facilities for sharing experience between the businesses from Laos and Japan, aiming to build more joint cooperation…