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New York, 22 January 2014 – A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014.
Vientiane 23 October 2013 – Climate resilient planning will be integrated into local decision making with a new US$4.98 million project aiming to encourage climate change adaptation in water resources and small scale rural infrastructure.
Vientiane 7 October 2013 – Development of a disaster management law, establishing a national disaster management information system and installing early warning systems in two districts will be some of the key outcomes of a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -supported project launched today in Vientiane.
UNDP - UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI), and the Environmental Management Support Programme supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (EMSP) have provided technical and financial assistance to the training.
When we talk about environment, natural resource management or sustainable development, people often think that it is something that does not really relate to them as individuals. The theme for the World Environment Day 2013 “Think, Eat, Save - Reduce your foodprint” directly links with our everyday lives and is easier to associate with from both the policy perspective and as something anyone can contribute to.
Irrigation systems in Bolikhan and Viengthong districts, two of the poorest in Bolikhamsay province, will be rehabilitated and improved, alongside community based natural resource management activities, in a new US$1.3 million project.
Asia-Pacific cartoons depicting the effects of climate change on children, Chinese cities, the Pacific Islands and mangrove forests won a regional contest sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of France. Cartoonists from Bangladesh, China, India, Lao PDR, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines have been recognized on this year’s Earth Day for their original artwork depicting climate change and human development in Asia-Pacific countries.
To achieve sustainable development in Lao PDR the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) supports the government to incorporate poverty-environment links into national and provincial development plans.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate change.
In early April 2011, the National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Ministry of Planning and Investment, led a research team to conduct a survey and collect data for a study on the economic valuation of ecosystem services.