Environment and natural resources
Environment and natural resources policy and administration
Plastic Waste Causing Serious Environmental, Health and Economic Impacts in Laos
Almost a quarter of the waste found in Lao cities is plastic. Plastic waste is now found everywhere in the Lao environment, affecting fish catches, blocking drains, causing air pollution, and harming tourism destinations. The plan considers a “circular economy” approach to help achieve the ...
Fighting Poverty by Protecting Landscapes
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the World Bank have launched a US$57 million Lao Landscapes and Livelihoods Project that will generate jobs and incomes in rural areas by promoting investment in environmentally sustainable and socially-responsible forest and landscape management, and in the preservation ...
More funding for biodiversity, environmental protection
The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) will provide over 7.9 billion kip to strengthen biodiversity conservation and natural resource management activities in six target provinces.The 11 subprojects will take place in the provinces of Vientiane, Xayaboury, Huaphan, Luang Namtha and Attapeu, and in Vientiane, all of ...
UNDP in Partnership with Go Teddy Tackle Single-use Plastic Pollutions Through Eco-friendly Packaging for Food Delivery
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joins hands with Go Teddy, a local food delivery start-up, to launch a new campaign promoting eco-friendly packaging in food delivery services.This event introduces a new service of Go Teddy mobile application called “Eco Tab” which allows users to choose plastic-free ...
Laos, World Bank ink deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Energy and Mines and the World Bank on Thursday signed an Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement for the Lao Clean Cook Stove Initiative to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.The project will be complemented by carbon finance capacity ...
Lao plans to propose National Protected Area for Unesco listing
KHAMMUAN (Vientiane Times/ANN) – More attention is turning to the Hin Nam No National Protected Area as Laos plans to submit a proposal to Unesco in September for it to be considered as a World Heritage site.The government believes Hin Nam No worthy of consideration ...