About the event
The 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. APRS provides the opportunity for countries across the region to showcase their work on forest conservation and demonstrate their progress on implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The 2018 APRS will build on the success of the 2016 APRS held in Brunei Darussalam and the 2014 APRS held in Sydney, Australia.
APRS is a forum for Asia-Pacific leaders, civil society, researchers, private companies, NGOs and the media to broaden collaboration networks, strengthen partnerships and develop synergies.
Welcome to 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit
H.E. Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Bin Ali Apong
Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Brunei Darussalam
H.E. Osea Naiqamu
Minister for Forests of Fiji
H.E. Amy Khor Lean Suan
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore
H.E. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen
Denmark Ambassador to Indonesia
Virni Budi Arifanti
Researcher at the Research, Development and Innovation Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (FOERDIA)
Director General of Research, Development and Innovation Agency. Acting Director General of Climate Change. Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Director General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership. Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
Senior Adviser to the Minister of Environment and Forestry on Climate Change and International Conventions / National Focal Point (NFP) for UNFCCC
APRS 2018 THEME
Protecting Forests and People, Supporting Economic Growth
The seven subthemes have evolved through APRS activities and in response to partners’ and participants’ engagements and priorities. These seven subthemes form a starting point for the selection of discussion topics at the 2018 APRS.
Forests in NDCs
The objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement cannot be achieved without forests. Many countries in Asia and the Pacific give a large importance to forests and trees in their NDCs.