The 2016 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, brought together governments, private sector executives, leading practitioners from non-government organisations and world-class researchers to exchange knowledge and highlight leading practices to slow, halt and reverse deforestation in the Asia-Pacific region.
The second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit was held from 3-5 August 2016 and attracted over 600 stakeholders from more than 40 countries. The Australian Government, as hosts of the inaugural Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, held in Sydney in 2014, partnered with Brunei’s Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism to present the event. The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) was a co-ordinating partner for the event.
Business leaders from forest industries, conservation NGOs, civil society, climate change and forest researchers, and governments gathered together to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Summit discussed innovative forest-climate financing, the role of the private sector and new opportunities for public-private-people partnerships. Practical action on forest conservation and climate change was also discussed, with different countries sharing their experiences and skills in practical forest conservation efforts such as measurement, reporting and verification for sustainable landscape management and REDD+.
More information can be downloaded from our Summit partner, CIFOR.
Honey Hunter by Hasnoor Hussain – Malaysia