The Asia LEDS Partnership is a voluntary regional network comprised of individuals and organizations from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors active in designing, promoting, and/or implementing LEDS in Asia. It is one of four regional platforms of the LEDS Global Partnership,1 an initiative of more than 120 countries and international programs launched in 2011.
The Asia LEDS Partnership vision is an Asia and Pacific region with robust economic progress and low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with countries adopting and implementing LEDS and green growth practices. The Asia LEDS Partnership goal is to advance the development of country-led and country-specific strategic plans to promote economic growth while reducing GHG emissions—without causing trade-offs to other environmental pressures—in the Asia region.
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The Asia LEDS Partnership objectives are:
- Coordination, collaboration, and partnerships: Facilitate enhanced collaboration among governments, development organizations, NGOs, businesses, academe, and others actively engaged in LEDS in the region, including work to maximize results while minimizing duplication.
- Tools and best practices: Identify and disseminate tools, models, approaches, and best practices in priority LEDS topics to enable peer-to-peer learning and application across the region.
- Capacity building: Foster capacity building of practitioners to make Asia a leader in designing and implementing LEDS and green growth.
- Leadership and awareness: Strengthen support for LEDS across Asia by inspiring and catalyzing leaders of change and raising awareness about the benefits and methods of promoting LEDS.
The geographic focus of the Asia LEDS Partnership includes countries within the sub-regions of East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and the Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand). Members of the Asia LEDS Partnership comprise individuals and organizations working within the public, private, and non-governmental sectors to advance low emission development in Asia. This includes members from both developing and developed countries as well as international partners supporting LEDS in Asia from any region around the world.
The Asia LEDS Partnership is led by two Co-Chairs (noted below) and a Steering Committee, comprising the organizations listed below.
Steering Committee Members for 2016-2017:
- Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam
- Bangladesh Planning Commission
- Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Nepal
- Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
Academic/Technical/Research Institute or Non-Government Organizations
- World Resources Institute
- International Climate Development Institution (ICDI)
- Clean Air Asia
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- ECN Policy Studies
- Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Asia and CEO – LEAD Pakistan
- UN Environment Programme
- UN ESCAP
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA)
- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability serves as the Secretariat.
Download the Asia LEDS Partnership Terms of Reference for more details on the network’s governance structure, and roles and responsibilities of organizations involved in governance and/or as members.
Photo of the Steering Committee that served for the 2013-2014 period.