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

 GCF Task Force 2024 Technical Exchange in Bolivia

Our 2024 Technical Exchange Meeting in Santa Cruz, Bolivia was a success! Co-hosted by the departmental governments of Santa Cruz, Pando and Tarija, the meeting explored innovative approaches to forest management, indigenous knowledge incorporation, and cutting-edge technologies. This meeting set the stage for more collaborative actions toward sustainable development and climate resilience, culminating in the next annual meeting in the second semester of 2024 in Ucayali, Peru. You can check out the agenda here. And, a summary of the meeting results are available here. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Annual Meeting to be held in Ucayali, Peru in October 2024!

GCF Task Force at Work

Advancing solutions for people and the planet in 43 states and provinces across 11 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, 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.