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

The Partnership builds on the momentum of the Paris Agreement, which highlights the important contribution sustainable forest and landscape management will make in achieving global emissions reduction and adaptation goals. Alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement reinforces the value of regional multi-sector partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society in reducing emissions.

The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Partnership leverages these existing commitments to deliver practical forest conservation.

An Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit was successfully held in Brunei Darussalam in August 2016. Summits such as this cement commitments made by countries under the Paris Agreement and leverage private sector efforts on climate change and forests.

The Private Sector Roundtable works alongside the Partnership to provide private sector insight into public policy and to progress opportunities for private sector investment into sustainable management of forests.

“We believe that by enhancing forest conservation in our region we will tackle climate change on the one hand and ensure sustainable development and poverty eradication on the other hand.”  - HE Constãncio da Conceição Pinto, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment, Timor Leste

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Red-shanked Douc in Viet Nam by Quyet Le

“We need to develop cost effective, credible methods for measuring and managing forest carbon”   - The Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy,  Australia