This new brief investigates what a just transition means in Laos. It specifically analyses the government’s plans to increase forest cover in the country. The author finds that policymakers in Laos should consider putting additional mechanisms in place to ensure reforestation benefits society at large.

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To support just transition planning in Laos, the brief recommends:

  • Increasing government capacity
  • Closing gaps in economic sector data
  • Mobilising national and international financing
  • Developing expertise in social dialogue.

The report is part of the South to South Just Transitions initiative.