The second annual Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum took place in Manila, Philippines during October 1-4, 2013. Hosted by the Philippines Climate Change Commission, with support from Asia LEDS Partnership members including USAID, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), AusAID, and ADB, the event employed a variety of interactive formats focused on the theme of “Putting LEDS into Practice” to help countries move from planning to implementing LEDS. The event structure supported peer learning and sharing, building of communities of practice, and skills acquisition to support LEDS implementation. Key areas of discussion and interest included engaging stakeholders, securing finance, selecting appropriate tools, and assessing impacts of LEDS and green growth initiatives.
For more information about the Asia LEDS Forum 2013, visit: http://forums.asialeds.org/