Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Financing Green Growth
2-4 April 2013 (Manila, Philippines)
The USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, convened a unique workshop to support the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies Partnership. The workshop brought together government officials from 12 developing Asian countries with commercial bankers, fund managers, green project developers and others from the public and private sectors to learn about existing and emerging mechanisms to finance low-carbon, climate-resilient growth in Asia. More than 100 participants discussed opportunities as well as barriers to funding green growth investments and climate change-related businesses, and they agreed on the critical role of private sector investment to meet the funding needs of emerging Asian economies. Public and private sector representatives also identified priorities for technical assistance and capacity building—through the Asia LEDS Partnership—to assist countries to prepare "bankable" and inclusive low-carbon projects. Learn more.