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Legacy Project

Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF)

Asia’s forests are a critical economic and environmental resource for its people. Yet logging, farming and other human activities are accelerating deforestation at an alarming rate. This USAID-funded program developed a regional approach that promotes sustainable land use and establishes financial incentives for preserving critical forestland.

Funder: USAID

Project Timeline: January 20, 2011 - April 29, 2016

Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Vietnam

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Environment, Ecosystem Services, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Biodiversity and Climate Change

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Project Goals


tons of CO2 equivalent GHG emissions reduced or sequestered


leveraged from private & public sources for climate change activities


hectares under improved natural resource management


households with improved well-being