What is low-carbon development and why is it important? This video answers these questions and explains how the Asia LEDS Partnership is achieve smarter, sustainable development.

Participants in the LEAP training in Medan, Indonesia

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.

Participants in the GHG inventory systems training in Thailand

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

Photo from climate finance workshop in Hanoi

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.

The USAID LEAD program is promoting green growth initiatives among women business leaders in Thailand through the Thailand's Outstanding Women Leaders for Green Growth Award.

Financing Low Emission Green Growth in Asia

This video provides highlights of interviews with international experts, policymakers, and private sector representatives on the topic of financing for low-emission projects and initiatives in Asia. An estimated USD 140-175 billion annually will be required for developing countries to effectively mitigate the effects of climate change by 2030. The Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership, in cooperation with the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), convened a unique workshop in April 2013 that brought together government officials from twelve developing Asian countries with commercial bankers, fund managers, green project developers and others from the public and private sectors to learn about existing and emerging mechanisms to finance low-carbon, climate-resilient growth in Asia.

Training on the "Triple Bottom Line" valuation of protected areas (video)

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand - During 23-25 October 2013, in Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park, experts from the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (USAID LEAD) program, in collaboration with the USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) program, trained 33 participants from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia on the “triple bottom line” (TBL) valuation method for protected areas. TBL valuation is an approach to assessing the full value of protected natural resource areas, like national parks, which takes into account the economic, social, and environmental benefits they provide to society.


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  • Cambodia

  • India

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  • Laos

  • Malaysia

  • Nepal

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Philippines

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam

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