ASIA LEDS PARTNERSHIP
E-Newsletter / Issue 2
Message from the Co-chairs
We are very pleased to share with you the second issue of the Asia LEDS Partnership e-Newsletter. The focus of this issue is the upcoming Asia LEDS Forum 2013 in Manila, Philippines hosted by the Philippines Climate Change Commission with technical and financial support from a number of ALP members. The theme of this year’s Forum is Putting LEDS into Practice, and we are currently finalizing an exciting agenda that includes interactive formats, peer learning and sharing, building communities of practice, and skills training. We hope you can join us in Manila to continue working together to achieve our vision of a low-carbon, climate-resilient Asia!
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Indonesia National Council on Climate Change (DNPI)
The Asia LEDS Forum 2013: Putting LEDS into Practice
The second annual Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum will take place in Manila, Philippines during October 1-4, 2013
, with side events on September 30. Organized by the Asia LEDS Partnership and hosted by the Philippines Climate Change Commission, this year's Forum will provide unique opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking. Interactive sessions will focus on:
Download the provisional At-a-Glance Schedule
Sharing of good practices in low-emission development from around the region
Building regional peer networks in key sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture, and forestry
Skills and technical training in specific areas such as facilitating national LEDS processes and accessing development impacts
The 2013 Forum builds on the launch of the Asia LEDS Partnership in 2012, and will offer a venue to expand and strengthen the network of LEDS and green growth practitioners in Asia, and an opportunity for participants to collaborate and strengthen readiness and capacity to achieve sustainable, low-emission economic development across Asia.
Registration and program details will be available soon at http://forums.asialeds.org/
ALP Member Profile
The Philippines Climate Change Commission
The Philippines Climate Change Commission
is a member of the Asia LEDS Partnership Steering Committee and is the host of the 2013 Asia LEDS Forum.
The Climate Change Commission is attached to the Office of the President and is an independent and autonomous agency with the same status as that of a national government. It is the lead policy-making body of the Philippines government tasked to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change.
The Climate Change Commission recognizes the value of forming multi-stakeholder participation and partnerships in climate change initiatives with national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, and other marginalized groups most vulnerable to climate change. The Climate Change Commission has formulated the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change
(NFSCC), National Climate Change Action Plan
(NCCAP), and guidelines for Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP).
Events & Other News
Upcoming LEDS/Green Growth Events in Asia
August 13-15, 2013: 2013 ASEAN Climate Leadership Academy, Jakarta, Indonesia
August 13-16, 2013: UNFCCC Asian Regional Workshop on NAMAs, Singapore
August 19-20, 2013: Regional Workshop for an Innovative Climate Finance Regime for South Asia, New Delhi, India
August 29-30, 2013: National GHG Inventory Capacity Building Training for the Forestry Sector, Manila, Philippines
September 17-18, 2013: CSR Asia Summit 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
September 24-25, 2013: Carbon Forum Asia, Bangkok, Thailand
September 30, 2013: LEDS in Transport Workshop, Manila, Philippines (on sidelines of the Asia LEDS Forum)
October 1-4,2013: Asia LEDS Forum 2013, Manila, Philippines
Mr. John Bruce Wells of the Asia LEDS Partnership Secretariat joined Mr. Ron Benioff of the LEDS Global Partnership to discuss global and regional knowledge sharing on LEDS at the annual meetings of the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet
) and the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet
) from July 23-25, 2013 in Yokohoma, Japan. While at the meetings, they also met with senior representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA
), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES
) and Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES
) about how these organizations can best contribute to, and participate in, the upcoming Asia LEDS Forum.
Become a member of the Asia LEDS Partnership!
The Asia LEDS Partnership
is a voluntary regional network comprised of organizations and individuals from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors active in designing, promoting, and/or implementing LEDS and green growth in Asia. The ALP is one of three regional platforms of the LEDS Global Partnership
, and provides a variety of benefits for members, including access to analytical tools, models, and best practices, and opportunities for training and interaction with peers across the region.
Membership is open to organizations and individuals working to advance
LEDS within the sub-regions of East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and the Pacific. Membership is voluntary, cost-free, and unlimited in duration.
For more information vist the ALP website or contact the Asia LEDS Partnership Secretariat:
Mr. John Wells: John.Wells@icfi.com
Ms. Sandra Khananusit: Sandra.Khananusit@icfi.com
Asia LEDS Partnership Secretariat
Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) Program
ICF International (USAID Contractor)
All Seasons Place, 87 Wireless Road, M Thai Tower, 9th Fl.,
Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 2-655-8311/2 | www.lowemissionsasia.org