USAID LEAF, along with the Low Emissions Asian Development (USAID LEAD) and GREEN Mekong programs, highlighted their successes in supporting improved forest management and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Southeast Asia at key side events at the COP21 Global Landscapes Forum on December 6. The... Read More →
USAID LEAF has worked over the past two years to strengthen the technical and leadership skills of 24 Gender Champions to better address gender issues in forestry and climate change. In the concluding workshop for the Asia-Pacific Leadership Initiative on Gender and Climate Change, Gender Champions... Read More →
Laos is endowed with rich natural resources including high value forests. Shifting cultivation, unplanned logging and land conversion for agriculture and other uses – coupled with rural poverty and a rapidly growing population – are resulting in the rapid loss of forest resources.
The United States... Read More →
Over the past three years, USAID LEAF, the U.S. Forest Service, and nearly 120 professors from six countries across Asia-Pacific have been engaged in a collaborative process of developing a new climate change curriculum. Through multiple regional workshops and with input from professors from three... Read More →
Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand is rich in natural resources. It is a top tourist destination, has several national parks, and is home to various ethnic groups who have lived off the land for years. It is also home to the Mae Sa-Kog Ma Man and Biosphere Reserve, designated in 1977 by... Read More →