Asian parliamentarians to discuss population, climate change in Laos

18:09, April 21, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

More than 100 parliamentarians and experts from over 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will meet in Laos to discuss population, development and climate change issues from April 25 to 26, Lao newspaper the Vientiane Times reported Wednesday.

Themed in "Population and Adaptation to Climate Change", the 26th Asian Parliamentarians' Meeting on Population and Development will focus on topics such as climate change and women, population issues with adaptation strategies to climate change, and concrete measures to combat climate change.

At the meeting, parliamentarians will share information and experience from their respective countries on the way their populations have been, and will be, affected by global climate change, according to the newspaper.

A statement on population issues and adaptation to climate change is expected to be adopted at the end of the meeting.

The statement will bring together the voices of parliamentarians from the region, providing necessary facts to support and pressure governments on their commitment to population issues, both locally and globally, said the newspaper.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion