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.
“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