Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) has been highlighted in many international forums, including the XV World Forestry Congress held in May 2022. The implementation of FLR with carbon benefits can provide opportunities for financial benefits associated with carbon sequestration. There is much potential for FLR to contribute significantly to mitigating climate change, particularly in balancing the carbon budget and leading to Net Zero.
To address the persisting concerns about the forestry sector’s lack of access to climate finance and enhance knowledge about evolving mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, AFoCO and ITTO jointly organized a capacity-building workshop on “Forest Landscape Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region: Accessing Climate Change Finance and Carbon Benefits for FLR” virtually from 28-30 September 2022. This policy brief summarizes the collective knowledge gained from participants’ country presentations, discussions, and interventions at the workshop.