From July 7-9, 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop aims to bring together policy makers, scientists and practitioners from governments, civil society, academia, the international donor community and the private sector to discuss and debate the role of AFOLU LEDS and how to move from a promising start to the practical realities of scaled, sustainable, integrated and sustainably financed LEDS.
The objectives for the workshop are to:
· Critically examine current progress and achievements in low emission land use planning from across the Asia Pacific region;
· Consider current resourcing, capacity and technical challenges that continue to obstruct progress;
· Examine ways to bridge the financing gap between financier’s demands for low emissions investments and needs for financial support at the field level.
· Explore the role of the private sector in supporting low emissions activities in the land use sector.
· Document ‘best practice’ and lessons learned that will enable those working on low emission land use plans to productively move forward.
· Examine what the landscape for low emission land use planning may look like in 2025 and determine what institutional support is required to achieve this end point.