GOVERNORS’ CLIMATE & FORESTS TASK FORCE

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

GCF Task Force at Work

Reversing trends in deforestation in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Reversing trends in deforestation in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

KARST Sangkulirang Mangkalihat, East Kalimantan   New data presented by the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (WRI) shows that “the planet lost an area of tree cover larger than the United Kingdom in 2020, including over 4.2 million hectares of...

Our Condolences

Our Condolences

  We are very sad to announce that on April 7th, 2021, the Covid-19 virus claimed “one of our own”— Robério Nobre, Secretary of Environment for the State of Amapá, Brazil. Robério will be remembered for his leadership among the tight-knit group of GCF Task Force...

Sustainable livestock in Jalisco

Sustainable livestock in Jalisco

“Sustainable livestock in Jalisco: a model to be promoted in subnational jurisdictions in Mexico” is a new project that contributes to the development of sustainable meat production and reductions in deforestation and forest degradation. Operated by FONNOR, A.C. and...

Advancing solutions for people and the planet in 38 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 35 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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