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
Director General of Research, Development and Innovation Agency. Acting Director General of Climate Change. Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Professor Andrew Campbell
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Director of the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific (CCROM-SEAP), Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
Made Hesti Lestari Tata
Researcher, Forestry and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA)
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.