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Dezember 22, 2012

REDD+ related risks, opportunities and safeguards for biodiversity conservation – a survey of issues and options in Lao PDR and Ecuador

Intact ecosystems – particularly forests – contain significant amounts of carbon.

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November 23, 2012

EU promotes forest governance in Laos

The Lao-European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process will help Laos to reduce illegal deforestation and promote good forest governance, which will bolster poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources.

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August 29, 2012

Laos shares land and forestry management goals

Land and forestry is the primary resource of the nation, and needs to be managed properly in order to improve local people's living conditions and further socio-economic development in Laos. 

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Aug. 27, 2012

Lao Government Announces Dramatic Shift in Land and Forest policy

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January 30, 2012

Germany backs growth of Lao forestry

Germany has given Laos further grant aid of 6 million euros (about 61 billion kip) to safeguard the livelihoods of people, mainly in the southern provinces, who depend on the sound management of their natural environment, especially forests.

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December 23, 2011

Laos & Vietnam: The real chainsaw massacre

A new documentary film follows investigators from the Environmental Investigation Agency on a dangerous mission to uncover the stages of the illicit timber trade in Vietnam and Laos.

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December 07, 2011

Japan lends weight to forest mgt in Laos

The government of Japan has provided grant assistance of more than 475 million yen (about 4,6 million EUR) for the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Forest Information Management Programme in Laos.

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November 22, 2011

Laos: Carbon reduction projects get underway

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) is cooperating with the Forestry Department to implement the Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests Programme (LEAF) in Laos.

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October 26, 2011

Guidelines on participatory forest inventory


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October 18, 2011

Ministry seeks funding for environmental programmes

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment needs US$430 million to fund programmes over the next five years that aim to manage natural resources and the environment in regards to socio-economic development.


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by Dr. Radut