Special Report

Implications of COP26 for the land-use sector in the Asia-Pacific region






Regional experts assess what the outcomes of the COP26 Climate Change Conference mean for climate change and the land-use sector. This report summarizes their conclusions.

June 2022


Implications of COP26 for the Land-use Sector in the Asia–Pacific Region is based on the proceedings of a consultation negotiators and thought leaders conducted in March 2022. These experts discussed the outcomes of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and analysed the implications for climate change work and the land-use sector in the region. The consultation was organized by RECOFTC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the FAO Koronivia-Plus project, the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry, the ASEAN Working Group on Forests and Climate Change, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network and its ASEAN Negotiating Group for Agriculture. The report was funded by Explore, a research network and community of practice dedicated to expanding and applying knowledge on forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia. Explore is funded by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

The views presented here are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by RECOFTC or any of the agencies that support RECOFTC.