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Over the last ten years, Laos has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 34%.


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Laos has claimed that over the last ten years, it has successfully decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 34%.

Dr. Phankham Viphavanh, the Prime Minister of Laos, addressed via videoconference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month, claiming that the country had reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 34% between 2000 and 2020, according to KPL.


He claimed that the Laotian government had made climate change a priority, implementing the Paris Agreement's goals into its National Socio-Economic Development Plan and National Green Growth Strategy.


“Our government has also submitted to the United Nations our Nationally Determined Contributions, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030,” Dr. Phankham stated.


“This is a huge step forward for Laos in terms of combating climate change and adhering to the Paris Agreement's obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Prime Minister Phankham stated.


Laos has urged all countries to speed up the implementation of the Paris Agreement's targets for preventing and reducing natural catastrophes, which are becoming more common and have a significant global impact.


According to a UNDP report from 2018, Laos was the 42nd most vulnerable country to climate change, owing to the country's vulnerability to climate-related hazards such as drought, landslides, and severe flooding.


Similarly, in Laos, a rise in the occurrence of tropical diseases like Typhus has been related to shifting weather patterns, with warmer temperatures allowing specific germs to flourish.

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