Lao PDR

  • Income group: lower middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.615
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 1,955
  • Population: 6,465,800
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Medium-low climate risk
Vision Statement

The forestry sector contributes to both national economy and also livelihoods of many Laotians for example. Sustainable forest management therefore improves the resilience of communities and ecosystems and at the same time reduces GHG emissions by absorbing carbon dioxide.

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Rural population
  • Settlements in general
  • Education
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • Livelihood security
    • Energy security
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Community capacity building
    • Raising public awareness
    • Health research / action
    • Resilient livelihoods
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient urban settlements
    • Resilient settlements
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Promote integrated actions on watersheds, reservoir management, water storage for agro-forestry, wildlife management, fisheries and tree varieties, prevention of drought.

Increase awareness and technical capacity of village forest volunteers on climate resilient natural forest management, agro-forestry and plantation technologies.

Promote and enhance development of appropriate technologies to cope with climate change. This may include the conservation of agricultural soil… and maximising the use of indigenous climate resilient knowledge.

Study and promote the conservation of wetlands as part of a climate resilient ecosystem-based approach.

Promote Climate Resilience in Forestry Production and Forest Ecosystems.

Develop and enforce appropriate laws, regulations and implement guidelines for sustainable forest management.

Strengthen capacity in integrated land use planning, watershed forest management, reduction of slash and burn practices to increase the resilience of forests to cope with climate change.

Forest surveys and allocation for sustainable management and rural development.

Strengthen the capacity of technical staff and village forest volunteers to enable optimal planting, managing and utilising community forests in response to climate change.

Promote forest seed and seedling production for reforestation and forest restoration.

Research and select forest species which are resilient to pests, diseases, drought, and soil erosion.

Promote Technical Capacity in the Forestry Sector for Managing Forests for Climate Change Adaptation.

Increase awareness and technical capacity of village forest volunteers on climate resilient natural forest management, agro-forestry and plantation technologies.