Protecting forests, reducing emissions, and enhancing livelihoods across 1/3 of the world’s tropical forests


Please join us for our upcoming Annual Meeting of the GCF Task Force hosted by the Government of Yucatan, Mexico. The Annual Meeting will be held between February 7-10, 2023 in the beautiful city of Merida, with the public sessions starting on February 8. This meeting will build on the launch of the Manaus Action Plan in Amazonas, Brazil in March 2022 and the technical exchange of experiences that took place in San Martin, Peru in October 2022. Follow along with the most recent agenda and other information on our Yucatan Annual Meeting page.   
































































GCF Task Force at Work

1st Meeting of the Peruvian Amazon Regional Commonwealth

1st Meeting of the Peruvian Amazon Regional Commonwealth

Press Release January 20, 2023 Huánuco – On January 20, 2023, in the city of Huánuco, Huánuco region, Peru, the First Meeting of the Amazon Regional Commonwealth of 2023 was held, with the participation of the governors of Amazonas, Huánuco, Loreto, San Martin and...

Yucatan to host important international environmental meetings

Yucatan to host important international environmental meetings

Press Release Merida, Yucatan, January 17, 2023 - It was announced that the 13th Annual Meeting of the Governors' Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force, currently chaired by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, will be held in parallel with the first International Biosphera...

Advancing solutions for people and the planet in 39 states and provinces across 10 countries

Empowering Governors and civil servants

to lead on the forest and climate agenda in national, regional, and international forums.

Connecting members and partners

to support implementation, learning, and exchange.

Unlocking funding and finance

opportunities to implement jurisdictional strategies and investment plans.

Tracking impact and performance

toward climate commitment implementation across our member states and provinces.

The parts of the Amazon that are not protected by law are protected by the attitudes, passion and initiatives of the local communities… In spite of our seasonal extremes, growing levels of deforestation and increasing wildfires, there is a commitment to mobilize and show the world infinitely greater results.”

—Governor Waldez Goés of Amapá, Brazil

Jurisdictional Strategies & Investment Plans

From 2017 to 2020, all 38 of our tropical forest member states and provinces developed and updated jurisdictional strategies and investment plans for REDD+ and low-emissions development with the support of the Government of Norway, UNDP, and implementing partners.

Annual Meeting

Bringing together high-level government officials, network partners, private sector companies, civil society organizations, researchers, and Indigenous Peoples and local communities to connect and collaborate on joint initiatives to advance our common goals of protecting forests and reducing emissions.