LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

NATIONAL ROUND TABLE PROCESS

Natural Resources & Environment

Photo: UN Lao PDR

Photo: UN Lao PDR

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment chairs the Natural Resources & Environment Sector Working Group. Germany and the World Bank are Co-Chairs.

Sub-Sector Working Groups

The Natural Resources & Environment Sector Working Group includes five Sub-Sector Working Groups:

  • Land
    Chair – Department of Land Allocation and Development, Co-Chairs – GIZ, CARE International
  • Geology and Minerals
    Chair – Department of Geology and Minerals, Co-Chair – Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
  • Water Resources Management Group
    Chair – Department of Water Resources, Co-Chair – Australia
  • Disasters, Climate Change and Environment 
    Chair – Department of Climate Change, Co-Chair – UNDP

Pre-Consultation for the 12th High-Level Round Table Meeting

The 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris marks a major international opportunity for concerted action on climate change.

The 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris marked a major international opportunity for concerted action on climate change.

The Natural Resources and Environment Sector Working Group met on the 6th of November 2015 for a pre-consultation in the run up to the 12th High-Level Round Table meeting.

Participants discussed sectoral priorities and Lao PDR’s strategy on climate change; the “Intended NationallyDetermined Contribution,” that was recently submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for COP 21, the International Climate Change Summit in to be held in Paris in December this year.

Read the article on the pre-consultation that was originally posted in the Vientiane Times. 

SWG Secretariat Contacts

  • Mr. Souksamone Pathammavong, Deputy Director General of Planning and Cooperation Department, MoNRE, Tel: 020 2222 4099
  • Ms. Heejoo Lee, Environmental Policy and Planning, Consultant, World Bank, Tel: 020 2804 9333