Implementation of the Lao PDR Emission Reductions Programme through improved governance and sustainable forest landscape management

Implementation of the Lao PDR Emission Reductions Programme through improved governance and sustainable forest landscape management

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 14 Nov 2019 at B.24
  • Est. completion 19 Jun 2024
  • ESS Category Category B

Improving forest and land-use management in order to implement REDD+ in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

As a landlocked Least Developed Country, Lao PDR is highly vulnerable to climate change. Its economy is dependent on natural resources, especially forestry, agriculture, electricity generation and mining. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries account for 16 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs 64 percent of the Lao workforce. 

This project supports Lao PDR’s implementation of an ambitious REDD+- emission reductions programme after decades of losing tropical forest cover. It will strengthen an enabling environment for REDD+ by enhancing the availability of finance and strengthening the forestry sector’s legal and regulatory framework. It will also encourage deforestation-free agriculture and agroforestry by enhancing agricultural productivity.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


26 Jun 2018 - 507 days

Concept note received

26 Jun 2018

Funding proposal received

03 Mar 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

12 Jul 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

22 Aug 2019

Cleared by iTAP

22 Oct 2019


14 Nov 2019 - 188 days

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

FAA executed

23 Dec 2019

Under implementation

19 May 2020 - 195 days so far

FAA effective

19 May 2020

Disbursement - USD 4,322,168

20 Aug 2020


19 Jun 2024 - 1,298 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing6% disbursed

GrantUSD 17,815,036


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 13,911,117
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 6,110,458
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 14,500,425
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 9,053,419
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,583,666
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,354,873
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 7,806,251

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Accredited Entity

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Ms. Ilona Porsche
Head of GCF Business Development Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5, Eschborn, Germany
Phone +49-619679-3130
Ms. Nana Kunkel
Head of GCF Oversight Function

National Designated Authority

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Mr Syamphone Sengchandala
Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change
Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change P.O. Box : 7864, Ban: Sisavad, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856 21 254 350
Phone +856 20 5550 8961
Mr. Amphayvanh Oudomdeth
Deputy Director, Division of General Affairs, Department of Climate Change
Sisavath Road, P.O. Box 7864, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856 030 5538616
Phone +856 20 55503322