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.
“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
“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