USAID LEAF Overview Brochure (English)
LEAF is helping countries in Asia learn from each other and from U.S. experts about how to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the forest-land use sector. This work includes improving policies and establishing market incentives for GHG reductions; building and institutionalizing technical capacity for economic valuation of forest ecosystem services and monitoring changes in forest carbon stocks; and demonstrating sustainable land management innovation.
It also is supporting REDD+ programs from the local to national levels. These are being designed to improve the livelihoods of local communities and increase gender equality while also conserving vital tracts of forests.
Through these and other programs, LEAF aims to facilitate $5 million in investment in forest environmental services, achieve at least 3 million tons of reduced or avoided GHG emissions and improve the management of 1 million hectares of forest lands.