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The LEAF program strives to be a model regional program that successfully facilitates the replication and scaling up of innovative approaches for reducing greenhouse emissions from the forestry and land use sector at the national, sub-national and site levels. These innovations will be shared through the following regional platforms to reach implementing organizations and agencies throughout Asia:
  • The REDD Desk is a centralized and collaborative, multi-language knowledge platform on REDD+ readiness, initiated by the Global Canopy Programme and the Forum on Readiness for REDD, represented by the Brazilian-based Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM). It was developed after the success of GCP’s first publication, The Little REDD Book, launched at COP14 in Poznan in 2008, and is now accessed by approximately 8,000 unique visitors per month from over 203 countries worldwide.

    As tropical forest nations advance in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)the design of their national REDD+ readiness processes, and the accessibility and transparency of information, are increasingly key determinants of effective stakeholder engagement and of the fast, effective and equitable adoption of the foundations for REDD+ itself.

    The REDD Desk has successfully established itself as a key resource for news, events and the latest REDD+ research for the international REDD+ community, aggregating information from partner sites, list servers, conferences and news services. The REDD Desk also includes information on REDD+ readiness in a range of tropical forest nations. The REDD Countries Database presents key information on REDD+ related financing, activities, laws, policies, plans and statistics across a number of tropical countries (set to grow to 26 country profiles by December 2013).

    Working with a global network of developed and developing country partners engaged in tropical forest conservation, the REDD Desk is the single largest online library of REDD+ activities globally.

  • The Forest Carbon Asia (FCA) Knowledge Management Platform was launched in end April 2011 to provide open, up-to-date, objective and insightful information and analysis on the resources, policies, players and issues related to climate change mitigation via forest carbon sequestration and storage across the Asian region.

    Information needs included news about latest policy and technical developments, useful resources and links, friendly summaries of key issues and developments, different viewpoints and experiences, choice of methods and options, perceptive analysis, and experiences from the ground and across the region. And all of this information needed to be delivered to the national stakeholders involved in and/or affected by the proposed REDD+/forest carbon mechanism (from governments, to NGOs, communities, the private sector) to help them make informed choices and use the evolving mechanisms to effectively meet national forestry sector goals, biodiversity and local community needs.

  • The Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) is a voluntary regional network comprised of individuals and organizations from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors active in designing, promoting, and/or implementing LEDS in Asia. (View the August 2013 ALP e-Newsletter) Its vision is Asia as a region of robust economic progress and low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with countries adopting and implementing LEDS and green growth practices. Its goal to advance the development of national-level and country-led strategic plans to promote economic growth while reducing greenhouse (GHG) emissions—without causing trade-offs to other environmental pressures—in the Asia region. The ALP was launched in September 2012 at the Asia LEDS Forum Bangkok, Thailand, which brought together more than 150 representatives from 17 governments in South, Southeast, East, and Central Asia, regional and international development organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and others active in LEDS in Asia. The second annual Asia LEDS Forum is planned for October 1-3, 2013 in Manila Philippines.

  • The ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forests and Climate Change is a venue for ASEAN Member States to share their knowledge and experiences and identify experts and research institutions specialized in the issues of forests and climate change such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Developing Countries and Afforestation/Reforestation Clean Development Mechanism (A/R CDM). The scientific basis gathered in the network is pertinent to support ASEAN’s decision-making process through policy analysis and strengthen ASEAN’s role in climate change negotiations.

    The ARKN on Forests and Climate Change works by firstly identifying research agendas, conducting knowledge sharing exercises, and implementing the researches and capacity building for the stakeholders in ASEAN. The ARKN on Forests and Climate Change is also open for cooperation with the Network’s Partners, such as international research institutions or donor countries’ initiatives to further develop their activities. It is in the Network’s best interests that science and policy go in harmony to find the solutions the world needs to combat climate change and its impacts.

  •  Known as MFF, Mangroves for the Future is a partnership-based initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystems for sustainable development. MFF provides a collaborative platform to help countries, sectors and agencies in the MFF region tackle the growing challenges to coastal sustainability.

    The mission of MFF is to promote healthy coastal ecosystems through a partnership-based, people-focused, policy-relevant and investment-orientated approach, which builds and applies knowledge, empowers communities and other stakeholders, enhances governance, secures livelihoods, and increases resilience to natural hazards and climate change.