This policy brief examines experiences with gender mainstreaming and the situation of women, men, girls and boys in Lao PDR to identify some of the barriers to inclusive economic growth, gender equality and poverty reduction. The purpose is to provide recommendations to help promote gender equality in the country's National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS) and as green growth is mainstreamed into national planning and policy-making.
IRENA’s Renewable Energy Market Analysis series captures the wealth of knowledge and experience embedded in different regions. It identifies emerging trends and themes at the intersection of public policy and market development.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ICF International
This white paper provides an analysis of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for 37 partner countries in the U.S. Government's Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program and other designated priority countries.
Eco-innovation globally emerged as an effort to implement sustainable development. States and firms established and implemented policies and strategies for eco-innovation as one route to achieving sustainable development.
This case study Valuing Nature for the Sustainable and Equitable Growth of the Lower Mekong builds off the 2013 WWF report ‘Economic Analysis of Ecosystem Services in the Lower Mekong Region’ which draws on the best available published data and techniques to quantify the economic value of ecosystems in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam and the costs and benefits of managing them sustainably.
This case study Talking Business: The Importance of Valuing Natural Capital for Businesses in the Lower Mekong highlights the benefits and opportunities of valuing and mainstreaming natural capital into business operations, and the potential for enhancing the financial bottom line for those businesses investing or operating in the Lower Mekong countries.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Natural resources are the foundation of economic development. This report reveals the patterns and the evolution of natural resource use with 118 indicators in 26 countries of the Asia and the Pacific region over the last 40 years.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative
The rapid growth experienced in Asia has come at a cost to our environment, such as air pollution, water contamination and scarcity, chemicals in soils and food and over- exploitation of forest and marine resources.
Mekong countries remain relatively well-endowed in natural capital, but signs of pressure and stress on the region’s natural capital are becoming more apparent alongside rapid rates of growth and market development.