Considering the significance of green economy within current global contexts, the Small Earth Nepal (SEN), in collaboration with the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB) at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and with major funding support from the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) under its CAPaBLE programme, organized the Asia Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy from 25-29 September 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A follow-up event, the National Graduates’ Workshop on Green Economy was held on 28 July 2013. The two events, at regional and national levels, respectively, brought together 75 motivated young people (ages 18-30 years) from 14 countries across the Asia Pacific region, including the sub-regions of Greater South Asia, the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, East Asia and Central Asia. The Asia Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy was focused on building the capacity of the 40 youth leaders by facilitating knowledge exchange, enhancing collaborations and strengthening participation in decision making process on issues relevant to green economy and climate change adaptation. Before joining the forum, participants carried out an extensive review of literature in order to produce country reports on green economy, which was one of the capacity building aspects of this project. Peer-reviewed proceedings from the workshop also provided an opportunity for young Nepali scientists to publish manuscripts.