Scoping Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Priorities in the Lao PDR

Submitted by Pin Pravalprukskul | published 2nd Jan 2013 | last updated 7th Jun 2018
Laos

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Summary

This study evaluates the knowledge of climate change impacts and adaptation needs in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), and recommends measures to expand that knowledge, build local adaptive capacity, and strengthen the resilience of the country’s most vulnerable populations. The study was conducted in September-November 2011 by EcoLao under the auspices of the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia (AKP).

The project included a review of official documents and research literature as well as semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders, including representatives from government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academia. The study examined the current state of climate change adaptation in Lao PDR and its integration into planning and policy processes, looking specifically at:

• Institutions, their mandates and mechanisms, and climate-related policies;
• Mechanisms and policies concerning adaptation;
• Lao PDR’s strategy for building capacity for adaptation; and
• Recommendations for the development of the AKP’s strategy for Lao PDR.

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Citation

EcoLao (2012). Scoping Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Priorities in the Lao PDR. Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia, Partner Report Series No. 6. Stockholm Environment Institute, Bangkok.