Adapting to climate change in Laos: challenges and opportunities

Meenawat, Harsha and Sovacool, Benjamin K (2011) Adapting to climate change in Laos: challenges and opportunities. TIDEE - TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment, 10 (4). pp. 497-504. ISSN 0972-6721

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Abstract

This viewpoint briefly provides a commentary on climate change adaptation activities currently under implementation in Laos. First, the article explores the vulnerability of Laos to climate change and the various impacts of uneven water flows on the agricultural sector of the country. In the second section, the discussion moves to the adaptation activities under a specific GEFfunded project "Improving the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector in Lao PDR to Climate Change Impacts", summarizing the organizations involved and offering a description of how the project would add to the resilience of the irrigation system of the country. Based on interviews and literature review, the third section of the article examines the benefits and challenges to the implementation of the project and adaptation activities at large. The article concludes with lessons learnt from the case for adaptation in least developed countries.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 15:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58282
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