About the Partnership

Landscape Partnership Asia (LPA) is a multi-stakeholder platform that will implement performance-based investments in the restoration of Asian drylands and drought-prone areas through networks of ‘engagement landscapes’ deploying evidence-based techniques.

These efforts will mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, build the resilience of forests, rangelands, and agricultural landscapes, and improve livelihoods. This initiative will link to other restoration initiatives – such as the Bonn Challenge, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Asia-Pacific Forest Landscape Restoration –to create synergies.
10-year Visioning & Roadmap Planning
Development of Webinar Series on Successful Restoration Approaches
10 million hectares brought under integrated dryland & drought management
3 Founding Partners

Our Ambition

Contribute to national and international targets on the restoration of forests, agricultural drylands, and drought-prone areas in Central, East, South, and Southeast Asia with initial 10 million hectares brought under integrated dryland and drought management by 2032.

Contribution to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, the climate crisis - achieve land degradation neutrality targets and the Sustainable Development Goals: 1) No Poverty, 2) Zero Hunger, 7) Affordable and Clean Energy, 13) Climate Action, 15) Life on Land

The Partnership links agriculture, agroforestry and sustainable forest management with financial instruments to connect producers with viable markets.

The Asian Drylands Knowledge Hub will help secure long-term sustainability of results after the end of the Partnership by disseminating knowledge on replicable interventions.

Why Asian Drylands?

Despite the growing number of global initiatives on landscape restoration, most initiatives do not focus on drylands. Drylands and dry forests represent 41% of the world’s land area and are inhabited by 2.5 billion people; Asia has the largest share of the world’s drylands.

10-20% of drylands suffer from land degradation. Research shows the expansion of degraded drylands will cover 56% of the global land surface if no remediation measures are taken.

Given the extent of drylands, specifically Asian drylands, a targeted initiative for restoring drylands is needed to support national and international goals on sustainable development.

Participating Countries

The Partnership focuses on countries in Central, East, South, and Southeast Asia that have United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)-designated drylands, where the ratio of precipitation to potential evapotranspiration (P/PET ratio) is between 0.05 and 0.65, and regions with locally classified dry areas.

Bhutan | Brunei Darussalam | Cambodia | Indonesia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Lao PDR | Mongolia | Myanmar | Philippines |  Republic of Korea | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Viet Nam with more countries anticipated

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