GET-LDC Closing seminars in Vientiane and Phnom Penh
Green economy expectations in Laos and Cambodia are particularly relevant to the forest and energy sectors. Currently, forests form an essential part of rural livelihoods and the energy sector of these country. In addition, both Laos and Cambodia have a massive potential for utilizing renewable energy (such as solar, biomass and hydropower) to drive their economic growth, but they are now at the crossroads of how to integrate social and environmental sustainability in the process.
These dissemination events were organized by Finland Futures Research Centre (University of Turku) and Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (University of Helsinki) together with line ministries and local experts aimed to disseminate research results on the emerging issues related to Green Economy/Green Growth transitions in Lao PDR. The event was linked to the Finnish Academy funded research project “Green Economy Transitions in Least Developed Countries” (GET-LDC), which focuses on energy and forestry in Laos and Cambodia.
The results were well received by local experts and public officials who actively participated in the discussion sessions. The preliminary results of the project are presented below: