A three-day- capacity building workshop titled “Carbon Governance in Asia; Bridging Scales and Disciplines” has been held 1-3 November 2010. The workshop invited young researchers from the Asia-Pacific region, competitively selected along a set of criteria through an open call. Established senior scholars from Asia (including Japan), North America and Europe played mentoring roles to the young researchers before and during the workshop. The workshop provided a platform for young researchers to present their work, to discuss and to get feedback and suggestions for improvement of their research from the established senior scholars. It also provided opportunities for scholars to interact with decisions makers and to grasp the reality of actual decision making for carbon governance. The participants were made aware of the challenges and needs for bridging the various disciplines while tackling a topic such as carbon governance that spans over multiple sectors, disciplines and approaches. The human network developed during this workshop has potentials to assist both senior and young scholars in finding avenues for future collaboration which the organizers will foster, especially on some of the thematic issues such as carbon governance related to REDD and the multi-level governance of carbon.