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Laos

At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Burma, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Both climate change adaptation and mitigation are critical considerations in Asia’s developing countries. Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world. USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management. USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $5 Million

    Adaptation

    $2 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1.5 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $1.5 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    7.4 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    9.82%

    % Forested Area

    82.1%

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    Stories from the Area

    In response to growing demand from countries seeking support for increased electric vehicle (EV) deployment to bolster climate change objectives, the USAID-NREL Partnership has developed several different projects aimed at streamlining development of EV charging infrastructure, workforce training, and grid management, which build upon the recently launched global Greening the Grid EV Toolkit.