The Lao PDR National REDD+ Program is part of an international initiative to combat climate change through improved management of forests.

The National REDD+ Program is being implemented by a wide range of stakeholders � the Government of Lao PDR, provincial, district, and local authorities, civil society, the private sector, and development partners. This website provides information about these activities.

The Department of Forestry�s REDD+ Division serves as the office for the National REDD+ Program. Its activities are described on its own separate webpage.

REDD+ stands for �Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation [in developing countries]; and [plus]the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.�