FP200

Scaling up the implementation of the Lao PDR Emission Reductions Programme through improved governance and sustainable forest landscape management (Project 2)

Scaling up the implementation of the Lao PDR Emission Reductions Programme through improved governance and sustainable forest landscape management (Project 2)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 16 Mar 2023 at B.35
  • Est. completion 30 Mar 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Lao PDR's vulnerability to climate change impacts is exacerbated by its limited resources and capacity to invest in adaptive climate measures to protect its economy and rural population. Since 16 per cent of the country's GDP stems from agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, the government has identified these sectors as priority areas in its climate strategies including the National Adaptation Programme and Nationally Determined Contribution.

The ‘Scaling up the implementation of the Lao PDR Emission Reductions Programme (Project 2)’ aims to address decades of forest loss. Building on and coordinating with complementary initiatives including the success of FP117 (GIZ Laos Project 1), Lao PDR leverages GCF funding to further remove investment, policy, and financing barriers to create a sustainable environment for deforestation-free development, integrated with adaptation principles. To support the transition to sustainable and climate-resilient management of forests and landscapes at scale, Project 2 aims to first, scale-up climate-informed participatory land use planning, strengthen land tenure security, improve forest law enforcement and ensure access to sustainable financing; second, address key drivers of deforestation and degradation within the agricultural sector through reducing the expansion of agricultural activities into forested landscapes, and promote climate-resilient agricultural practices that increase the resilience of local farmers and agri-ecosystems; and lastly, strengthen community resilience through sustainable forest landscape management and the promotion of Forest Landscape Restoration, with a focus on village and conservation forests. 

Financial sustainability of the project is realised through substantial additional funding from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Carbon Fund with the World Bank and other co-financing from supporting institutions.  

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
153,700
Indirect
332,990
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

24 Jul 2021 - 601 days

Concept note received

24 Jul 2021

Funding proposal received

18 Apr 2022

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

30 May 2022

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

15 Jul 2022

Cleared by iTAP

13 Mar 2023

Approved

16 Mar 2023 - 15 days

Approved by GCF Board

16 Mar 2023

FAA executed

17 Mar 2023

Under implementation

30 Mar 2023 - 473 days so far

FAA effective

30 Mar 2023

Disbursement - USD 6,617,323

08 Dec 2023

To be completed

30 Mar 2027 - 989 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing19% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 35,180,540
Total GCF Financing
USD 35,180,540

Co-financing

Co-financerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 921,757
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 7,401,458
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 14,013,198
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,409,753
Co-FinancingResults-Based PaymentUSD 16,763,129
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 2,708,360
Total Co-Financing
USD 44,217,658

GCF Contacts

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Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Ms. Ilona Porsche
Primary

Head of GCF Business Development Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5, Eschborn, Germany
Phone +49-619679-3130
ilona.porsche@giz.de
Ms. Tatjana Krueger
Secondary

Head of GCF Oversight Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5 65760 Eschborn, Germany, Eschborn, Germany
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National Designated Authority

Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Ms. Phakkavanh Phissamay Primary
Director General, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Nong Beuk Road, Vientiane Capital, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856-21 263-799
Phone +856-20 57-938-888
phakkavanh.p@laoepf.org.la
phakkavanhp75@gmail.com
Mr. Amphayvanh Oudomdeth Secondary
Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Nong Beuk Road, Vientiane Capital, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856-30 55-142-10
Phone +856-20 55-503-322
amphayvanh.oudomdeth@gmail.com
Mr. Bounpakone Phongphichit Operational focal point
Director of Planning and Cooperation Division
Mr. Anousack Maitrychith Operational focal point
Head of Planning Section

News + Stories

GCF and GIZ sign project agreement for sustainable forest management in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

22 Mar 2023 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have signed an agreement with the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) for a USD 79.3 million project (USD 35.2 million in GCF financing), to address a much-needed transition to the climate resilient management of forests and landscapes at scale.