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Lao People's Democratic Republic

TOTAL POPULATION

6.6 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

1,900 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

14,272,100 kt East Asia and Pacific, YEAR 2014

“Make electricity available to 90% of households in rural areas by 2020.” 

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Laos has not made public any numbered target in terms of CO2 emissions. However, it has vouched to electrify its rural dark zones and increase its forest cover to 70% in the next 2 years, a 40% increase corresponding to a return to 1940’s levels.

In 1993, the Laotian government had declared a vast conservation plan, aiming to protect 21% of the country’s land for habitat conservation and preservation.

Forest, droughts and natural disasters are the main threats. As for many places in Monsoon country, tree protection is indispensable to avoid flash floods, rapid soil erosion and destructive landslides. Illegal logging is a major problem. The Vietnamese national army, alongside other mafias, has been known to cut down and steal away precious wood resources from Laos.

Despite lacking the rural infrastructure to link up its craggy landscape, Laos’ electricity grid runs on renewable resources for almost 100% of its output. Lao PDR also aims at using unexploited hydropower resources to export clean electricity to its neighbours and level the field of play in the regional game of influence. Laos is planning to add 54 new hydropower plants to the 46 already operating in 2017. Today, electricity accounts for 30% of Laos’ exports. 

Another massive challenge for Laos is to maintain its extraordinary biodiversity (it is one of 8 centres where domestication of plants is thought to have originated). Thanks to programmes that group agriculture with the use of forestry and polycultures, rural Laos has been able to preserve and make the most of the genetic treasures of this resilient fauna and flora.

Laotians often say “some are brave in the village but cowards in the forest.” Be one of the braves, support Laos even in the dark forest.


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DATA INSIGHTS

The World Bank classifies Laos as a lower middle-income country. It is helpful to observe Laos’ history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following graphs give an overview of Laos’ historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparation of climate change.

Laos Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Laos’ timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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Laos Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Laos’ timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Laos Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Laos Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Laos’ vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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Laos Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Laos’ vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Laos Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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