Strategy on Climate Change of the Lao PDR
March, 2010. Department of Environment (DOE). Watershed Resource and Environment Administration (WREA), Lao PDR. 15 pages
Objective of this strategy is to secure a future where the Lao PDR is capable of mitigating and adapting to changing climatic conditions in a way that promotes sustainable economic development, reduces poverty, protects public health and safety, enhances the quality of Lao PDR’s natural environment, and advances the quality of life for all Lao people.
This strategy has identified the following priorities areas for Adaptation and Mitigation:
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Forestry and Land Use Change
- Water Resources
- Energy and Transport
- Urban Development
- Public Health
Goals of this strategy are to:
a) Reinforce Sustainable Development Goals of the Lao PDR, including measures to achieve low-carbon economic growth;
b) Increase resilience of key sectors of the national economy and natural resources to climate change and its impacts;
c) Enhance cooperation, strong alliances and partnerships with national stakeholders and international partners to implement the national development goals;
Improve public awareness and understanding of various stakeholders about climate change, vulnerabilities and impacts, GHG emission sources and their relative contributions, and of how climate change will impact the country’s economy, in order to increase stakeholder willingness to take actions.
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