Projects in Environment and Energy

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  • Improving the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change (IRAS)

    To help farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change, this project will improve the knowledge base about climate change, strengthen agriculture and rural sector policies, and develop institutional capacities so that systematic adaptation planning can be carried out. At the same time community-based adaptive agricultural practices and off-farm income generating opportunities will be demonstrated to farmers and communities in 2 provinces and 4 districts.

  • Poverty Environment Initiative: Phase II

    The PEI is a joint UNDP and UNEP global programme that implemented by UNDP Lao PDR Environment Programme together with Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MONRE). Building on the design and successful of Phase 1,the second phase (2012-2015) aims to strengthening capacity of Lao Government to manage investment more systematic and increasing number of quality investment across the country.

  • Support to Integrated Irrigated Agriculture in 2 Districts of Bolikhamxay

    This project will rehabilitate and improve irrigation systems in two districts of Bolikhamxay Province. As well as the infrastructure improvements, water user groups will be mobilized to optimize water management and improve agricultural practices. The project will also support farmers practicing shifting cultivation in watershed areas surrounding the irrigation schemes.

  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Lao PDR's Agricultural and Land Management Policies, Plans and Programmes

    The overall goal of this project is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity resources in agro-ecosystems in Lao PDR. Achieving this will help to realize food security and sustainable economic development. Farmers will be provided with the necessary incentives, capabilities and supporting institutional framework to conserve agricultural biodiversity within farming systems across the country

  • Integrated Disaster and Climate Risk Management

    The overall objective is to strengthen disaster risk management system, linking with climate change adaptation though multi-sectorial and multi-hazard approaches at all levels (national, provincial, district and village).

  • Effective Governance for Small-scale Rural Infrastructure and Disaster Preparedness in a Changing Climate Project

    The overall objective of the project is to improve local administrative systems affecting the provision and maintenance of small scale rural infrastructure through participatory decision making that reflects the genuine needs of communities and natural systems vulnerable to climate risk.


Rapid economic growth, primarily driven by natural resource extraction, is putting new pressures on the environmental assets on which rural communities traditionally depend. Strengthening human and financial capacities to manage natural resources at the community level and enforcing relevant laws is critical to ensure sustainable development.

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