Please visit the forum website at: http://forum2014.asialeds.org/
- Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
- Dates: November 11-13, 2014
- Host: Indonesia National Council on Climate Change (DNPI)
Development through LEDS and Green Growth is the theme of this year’s forum, given the importance for many Asian countries of broader development goals such as economic growth and jobs). LEDS, therefore, should be articulated to emphasize the existing linkages, particularly concrete ways that LEDS and green growth facilitate and enable priority development objectives. Sessions over the three days will enable participants to better understand and identify linkages between LEDS and development, with a focus on the benefits of LEDS and green growth, and to learn new skills to support the LEDS process. Session content will include, for example:
- Case presentations and analysis on effective LEDS practices that have advanced development goals, and innovative approaches to strengthen linkages across sectors for successful LEDS planning and implementation; and
- Focused deep dive and hands-on training on high-interest areas such as effective engagement of stakeholders for LEDS implementation, prioritizing mitigation options, designing nationally appropriate mitigation actions, and creating monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
More information – including the provisional agenda – will be available soon.
This theme builds on the focus of the two previous forums. The inaugural Asia LEDS Forum, held in September 2012, was themed “Catalyzing an Era of Green Growth”. There, the Asia LEDS Partnership was launched to enhance regional coordination on LEDS and green growth and to promote regional capacity building and knowledge-sharing towards advancing low-carbon, climate-resilient development in Asia. The Asia LEDS Forum 2013 focused on practical aspects of LEDS and green growth. Under the theme “Putting LEDS into Practice”, emphasis was given to sharing examples of implementation of LEDS in Asia, and early lessons learned.
The Asia LEDS Forum 2014 will enable participants to:
- Understand and identify linkages between LEDS and development, with a focus on the benefits of LEDS and green growth
- Present and analyze case studies that illustrate the linkages between LEDS and development objectives, in order to extract lessons learned for policymaking and implementers
- Learn about innovative and effective LEDS practices and approaches
- Acquire tangible skills from hands-on training on related tools and/or frameworks
- Discuss topics of interest, and promote sharing and coordination
The objectives of the first Asia LEDS Forum held in September 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand were to enhance regional coordination on LEDS and green growth, identify priorities for promoting regional capacity building and knowledge-sharing, and establish an Asia regional LEDS network, the Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP). With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Thailand Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and a variety of other international and regional organizations, the event brought together more than 170 representatives of governments, civil society groups, businesses, and international partners from 17 Asian countries. The Asia LEDS Partnership was launched at the forum under the LEDS Global Partnership, and participants identified priorities for future Asia LEDS Partnership activities.
For more information see http://lowemissionsasia.org/forum2012/asia-leds-forum & http://ledsgp.org.
The Asia LEDS Partnership is now firmly established as a voluntary regional network comprised of organizations and individuals working to advance and implement low-carbon, climate-resilient development in Asia. To date, the Asia LEDS Partnership has responded to priorities identified during the first Asia LEDS Forum by organizing a regional workshop on access to climate financing, initiating a regional mapping of LEDS expertise and creation of a LEDS knowledge-base, developing a new regional LEDS training platform, and initiating plans for workshops on specific LEDS topics.