APFSOS II Country Paper – Lao PDR
Produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with support from CEP, the paper for Lao PDR reviews the state of the forestry sector and the need for political commitment to the Forestry Strategy 2020 for sustainable management and a basis for rural development.
Date: 1st January 2009
Updated: 12th August 2013
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1st January 2008
A report on the first environmental performance assessment (EPA) conducted in Lao PDR. The assessment covers eight environmental concerns: forest resources, water resources, fish resources, threats to biodiversity, land degradation, inadequate solid waste management, inadequate hazardous waste management, and climate change.
9th June 2014
The industrial sectors of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar are rapidly growing and are helping drive economic development. For example, in Lao PDR, industry has doubled its proportion of national Gross Domestic Product during the past decade (12% to 25%). While the expansion of pulp industries including paper mills, cement factories, food processing and garment manufacturing, are providing new jobs and economic benefits, there are increasing concerns over industrial pollution, particularly on water and land quality.