Climate protection through avoided deforestation

OBJECTIVES Lao PDR is reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. DESCRIPTION Lao PDR still has one of the highest rates of forest cover in Southeast Asia. Forestry is a significant economic sector and provides income and livelihoods for many people. However, since the 1960s, forests have diminished dramatically, mainly through the...

Forests4Future

OBJECTIVES Forests and tree-rich, fertile landscapes have been restored in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Togo. Governance in the forest sector has improved. DESCRIPTION Forests are home to some 80 per cent of terrestrial animal and plant species and thus provide livelihoods for one in five people. So far,...

Improving Land management in the Mekong Region

OBJECTIVES Smallholder farmers have more secure and equitable access to and control over agricultural land and forests in the Mekong Region. DESCRIPTION Rapid socio-economic changes in the Mekong region in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam (CLMV) have caused an increase in the need for land for infrastructure and agribusinesses....

Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation (CliPAD)

OBJECTIVE The project aims to: provide policy advice and capacity development supporting national and provincial REDD+ framework and REDD+ plan processes pilot mitigation activities develop pro-poor REDD+ mechanisms and sustainable financing models SITUATION The Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation (CliPAD) Programme was initiated in 2009 to support the Lao Government in its REDD+ Readiness Process...

Land Management and Decentralised Planning (LMDP)

OBJECTIVES At all levels, the responsible authorities in Laos are capable of using land use planning instruments to manage natural resources, as well as to solve and prevent conflicts over land and resources. DESCRIPTION In Laos, various ministries and the affiliated agencies are responsible for land use and land management. However, their...