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July 30, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) is a five-year project that promotes regional collaboration on forest management to avoid deforestation and forest degradation. Forests in Asia and the Pacific make a significant contribution to reducing the negative effects of climate change since forests are one of nature’s most efficient ways of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it. They also are an important source of income and livelihoods, but are often overused for agriculture, infrastructure and other uses.

SHARING INNOVATIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT TOOLS

July 22, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) project identifies the environmental, economic and social effects of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin. The five-year, $9.4 million project helps vulnerable populations in rural areas adapt to climate change impacts on water resources, agricultural systems, biodiversity, ecosystems and livelihood options.

July 22, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) regional Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia program will assist businesses, governments, and others in Asia’s developing countries to mobilize and scale up investments in clean energy. A previous USAID program had achieved broad success in mobilizing more than $275 million in new private investment for 21 clean energy projects across the region. The primary goals of the new five-year program, which will end in 2018, are to mobilize at least $1 billion in funds for clean energy investments and avoid or reduce greenhouse gas emissions amounting to at least 40 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

July 22, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) project identifies the environmental, economic and social effects of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin. The five-year, $9.4 million project helps vulnerable populations in rural areas adapt to climate change impacts on water resources, agricultural systems, biodiversity, ecosystems and livelihood options.

July 22, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) regional Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia program will assist businesses, governments, and others in Asia’s developing countries to mobilize and scale up investments in clean energy. A previous USAID program had achieved broad success in mobilizing more than $275 million in new private investment for 21 clean energy projects across the region. The primary goals of the new five-year program, which will end in 2018, are to mobilize at least $1 billion in funds for clean energy investments and avoid or reduce greenhouse gas emissions amounting to at least 40 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Over the past 10 years, Asia has experienced tremendous economic growth, rising income levels and increased rates of urbanization. As a result of these trends, Asia currently consumes about 34 percent of the world’s primary energy and contributes a little more than one-third of the world’s total carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial sources.

USAID Partner Awards Winners of Wildlife Competition
July 22, 2015

HANOI, July 22, 2015 – Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) and its supporting partners, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freeland, awarded the winners of the Action for Wildlife National Artwork Competition today for their art featuring endangered species such as rhinos, tigers and pangolins.

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