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Compelling reason for local action: climate risk reduction and adaptation in Lao PDR


This policy brief assesses climate risks for small-scale farmers in Lao PDR, their vulnerability, response strategies and adaptive capacity, and proposes some recommendations for the local government offices at the provincial and district levels to: develop a policy framework and program of action for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation; emphasize climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management in local development plans; focus on capacity building, training and education; raise farmers’ awareness and enhance their adaptive capacity; and provide alternative livelihoods.

Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Education & School Safety, Food Security & Agriculture, Governance, Risk Identification & Assessment, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Countries/Regions:Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/36225

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