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Addressing climate change together – Tree planting activities at four secondary schools in northern Lao PDR

The global programme (GP) Risk Assessment and Management for Adaptation to Climate Change (Loss & Damage) addresses climate change and related risks and impacts through its Climate Risk Management (CRM) framework.

Accompanying the expert conference “Building Climate Resilience – How can comprehensive climate risk management avert, minimise and address losses and damages?” that was held in Lao PDR in late November 2019, the GP Risk Assessment and Management initiated tree planting activities at four local schools in rural Lao PDR that are implemented under the Village Forest Management Component of the CliPAD programme.

The main goals are to create “green environments” around the schools and homes of the students and their families, and in that way, to strengthen awareness and understanding regarding climate change.