In the Media
Germany funds forestry protection project in Laos
April 04, 2011
The German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) has provided 4 million euros to the Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in Laos. The project will run for seven years, from 2010-2017, with a focus on the national protected areas of Nam Pouy in Xayaboury province and Nam Et Phu Loey in Huaphan province.
Dr Silavanh said forestry development goals aim to increase the nation’s forest cover to 70 percent by 2020.
Laos receives funding from several different countries to implement the REDD project, including US$20 million from the Japanese government and 14 million euros from Germany. Laos is a member of the Forestry Carbon Partnership Facility and one of eight countries in the world selected to join the Forest Investment Programme. Through the programme, Laos receives a budget of about US$33.4 million to address deforestation and forest degradation.
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Keywords: Asia, Forest, GIZ, Lao PDR, Laos, pro poor, REDD