Eighth Five-Year National Socio-Economic Development Plan (2016-2020) ( 2016 )

This Development Plan sets the national strategy to reach certain socio-economic targets over the period 2016-2020. It was officially approved at the VIIIth National Assembly’s Inaugural Session in April 2016. The Plan notably seeks to foster the country's mitigation and adaptation efforts, and to integrate these goals into sectoral strategic and operational plans. Part. 6.6.2…read more

Environmental Protection Law (2013 version) ( 2013 )

This law defines the principles, regulations and measures related to management, monitoring protection, control, preservation and rehabilitation of the environment, as well as mitigation of anthropogenic impacts and pollutions. Adverse impacts on climate change are included in the scope of this law (art. 11). Art. 19 on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) specifies that climate effects…read more

Renewable Energy Development Strategy ( 2011 )

This Strategy defines how government plans to foster the production and use of renewable energy in the country. It recognises the importance of renewable energies for economic development, energy security and sustainability. Priorities identified are to provide financial incentives, and to formulate and improve laws and regulations to facilitate renewable energy development. In rural areas,…read more

Strategy on Climate Change of the Lao PDR ( 2010 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The objective of the strategy is to secure a future where the Lao PDR is capable of mitigating and adapting to changing climatic conditions in a way that promotes sustainable economic development, reduces poverty, protects public health and safety, enhances the quality of Lao PDR’s natural environment, and advances the quality of life for all…read more

Forestry Strategy to the Year 2020 ( 2005 )

This strategy was approved by Decree no 229/PM of August 9th, 2005. It sets the government's forestry policy to 2020. Deforestation and forest degradation are identified as key issues to tackle. The document recognises the role of forests in protecting the climate. The strategy further aims at fostering reforestation by allocating small farmers with a…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Not Applicable

Economy Wide | Not Applicable | Target year: N/A | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

30% of energy consumption from renewable energy by 2025

Energy: General | Target year: 2025

30% renewable of total energy consumption by 2025

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2025 | Source(s): Renewable ... (2011 / Executive)

25,500 MW installation of hydro power plants (5,500 MW by 2020 and 20,000 MW after 2020)

Renewable Energy: Hydro | Target year: 2020

Source: NDC

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

Increase forest cover to a total of 70% of land area by 2020 , and maintaining it at that level going forward.

Sustainable Forest Management | Target year: 2020

65% reforestation for carbon sequestration by 2015, then 70% by 2020

Afforestation | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2015, 2020 | Source(s): Strategy o... (2010 / Executive), ..., Forestry S... (2005 / Executive)

70% forest cover by 2020 (16.58 million hectares)

LULUCF/Forestry: General | Target year: 2020

Source: NDC

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies

10% biofuels for transport fuels by 2025

Transportation Fuels | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

10% transport energy from biofuel by 2025

Biofuels | Base Year Target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2025 | Source(s): Renewable ... (2011 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
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Last modified 8 May, 2017