Participants in the GHG Inventory Systems training July 2014

USAID LEAD, USEPA, and the UNFCCC cooperated to train country teams from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam on international best practices for sustainable national GHG inventory systems during July 21-23, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Over-exploitation and conversion of mangrove forests to other uses is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions from Asia. To support sustainable management of these ecosystems, USAID LEAD and US Forest Service staff led a training in Cambodia..

USAID LEAD staff mentored a team of Thai students who won second place in the World Citizenship category of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition for Thailand. Their "Locaze" app encourages use of public transport and reduced emissions that contrbute to climate change.

Participants in the LEAP training in Medan, Indonesia

The USAID LEAD program conducted two regional workshops in March and April 2014 on using the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) software tool for energy and climate change policy analysis.

Photo from climate finance workshop in Hanoi

Policymakers from around Southeast Asia discussed how to finance low-carbon, green growth with regional and international climate change experts during March 12-14, 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The USAID LEAD program organized the event for the Asia LEDS Partnership.

Financing Low Emission Green Growth in Asia

This video provides highlights of interviews with international experts, policymakers, and private sector representatives on the topic of financing for low-emission projects and initiatives in Asia. An estimated USD 140-175 billion annually will be required for developing countries to effectively mitigate the effects of climate change by 2030. The Asia LEDS Partnership, in cooperation with the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program and other donors convened workshops in 2014 and 2013 that brought together government officials from developing Asian countries with commercial bankers, global climate fund managers, and other experts from the public and private sectors to learn about existing and emerging mechanisms to finance low-carbon, climate-resilient growth in Asia. The full set of expert interviews are available on the Asia LEDS Partnership website.


  • Bangladesh

  • Cambodia

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Laos

  • Malaysia

  • Nepal

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Philippines

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam

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