Third Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

The Third Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit was hosted by the Indonesian Government, in collaboration with the Australian Government and with support from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) from 23-25 April 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The Summit brought together more than 1,200 participants from over 30 countries to examine the theme ‘Protecting Forests and People – Supporting Economic Growth.’ 

Check out the highlights from the 2018 Summit below:

Asia-Pacific Rainforest Partnership

The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Partnership promotes action and provides a platform to progress activities to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Partnership works with governments, the private sector, and civil society to support the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and REDD+ in the region.

The Paris Agreement highlights the importance of forests in combating climate change, with many countries making commitments under the agreement to decrease deforestation and forest degradation. Alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement reinforces the value of regional multi-sectoral partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Partnership provides a platform for collaboration and focuses on helping countries meet and achieve their Paris Agreement commitments.

Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summits have been successfully held in Yogyakarta in 2018, Brunei Darussalam in August 2016 and Sydney in 2014. Summits such as these cement commitments made by countries and leverage private sector efforts on climate change and forests.

For further information on the  Partnership please contact: asiapacific.rainforest@environment.gov.au.

“Conserving the great rainforests of the Asia-Pacific is critical to meeting the climate goals we have committed to under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and for meeting each country’s sustainable economic development goals.” – The Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, Australia 

Asia-Pacific rainforest

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