In the Media
Community-based forest management venture takes root in Laos
June 15, 2012
Laos hopes the participatory land and forest management project for reducing deforestation and forest degradation (PAREDD) will be taken up by the international community, as it will bring income to villagers in Laos.
PAREDD is a new initiative which tries to incorporate a participatory approach that takes into account the needs of local villagers, building on the REDD scheme that is already being developed.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Phouangparisak Pravongviengkham conveyed the message yesterday at the Fourth Meeting of the Joint Coordinating Committee in Vientiane to review the midterm implementation of the project.
“As our government has already included participation in the effort to reduce global warming into its policy, the government hopes the project will be supported and help ensure that emissions are reduced,” he said.
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Keywords: Asia, deforestation, Forest, Lao PDR, Laos, PAREDD, REDD