Climate disruptions highlighted factors likely to shape the contours of climate change in Laos. Among these, regional relationships and resource-driven development continued to be important, as did inequality within Laos. Popular dissatisfaction with the capacity of the Lao state continued, exacerbated by environmental disasters and continuing limitations on free speech.
Laos in 2019: Climate Change Bites
Holly High is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. She is author of Projectland: Life in a Lao Socialist Model Village (forthcoming from University of Hawai‘i Press) and Fields of Desire: Poverty and Policy in Laos (National University of Singapore Press, 2014). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Holly High; Laos in 2019: Climate Change Bites. Asian Survey 1 February 2020; 60 (1): 146–151. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.146
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