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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30th June 2014
This paper presents the results of CEP-funded research conducted during 2011 and 2012 to assess increases in carbon dioxide caused by deforestation and emissions in Savannakhet Province in Lao PDR. The research was based on assessing the above ground biomass and carbon stocks for different land-cover types.
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.