GOVERNORS’ CLIMATE & FORESTS TASK FORCE

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

The GCF Task Force hosted its 12th Annual Meeting in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, from March 16th to 18th, 2022. Hosted by the Government of Amazonas, the meeting provided an invaluable opportunity to advance our common goals of protecting tropical forests, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promoting sustainable, low-emissions development. Meeting participants included governors, civil society, indigenous peoples and local community representatives, the private sector, and others who connected and collaborated on joint initiatives to protect our planet and its people.

 

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GCF Task Force at Work

GCF Task Force for Mongabay

GCF Task Force for Mongabay

On April 11th, 2022, the GCF Task Force Senior Program Officer Fernando Briones was invited to give an interview to Mongabay regarding the challenges in Ecuador, Pastaza, in relation to the "continuity in public policies after changes in local government...

GCF Task Force receives the ACR Commitment to Quality Award

GCF Task Force receives the ACR Commitment to Quality Award

On April 6th, 2022, the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonfit enterprise of Winrock International, presented its awards for the year of 2022. The GCF Task Force was honored to receive the Commitment to Quality Award, presented by the ACR's Executive Director Mary...

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.

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