Over-exploitation and conversion of mangrove forests to other uses is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions from Asia. To support sustainable management of these ecosystems, USAID LEAD and US Forest Service staff led a training in Cambodia..
USAID LEAD staff mentored a team of Thai students who won second place in the World Citizenship category of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition for Thailand. Their "Locaze" app encourages use of public transport and reduced emissions that contrbute to climate change.
The USAID LEAD program conducted two regional workshops in March and April 2014 on using the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) software tool for energy and climate change policy analysis.
Experts from the USAID LEAD program and ICF International trained 28 officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam on the fundamentals and international best practices of national GHG inventory systems
Policymakers from around Southeast Asia discussed how to finance low-carbon, green growth with regional and international climate change experts during March 12-14, 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The USAID LEAD program organized the event for the Asia LEDS Partnership.