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

Thank you so much to all who participated in and supported the 13th Annual Meeting of the GCF Task Force hosted by the Government of Yucatan, Mexico. The Annual Meeting took place between February 7-10, 2023, in the beautiful city of Merida. The meeting built 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. Updated information on the results of the meeting is available on our Yucatan Annual Meeting page.

Our 14th Annual Meeting will take place in Ucayali, Peru, with a technical exchange in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in 2024. Stay tuned!
































































GCF Task Force at Work

Pando, Bolivia meets with Inter-American Development Bank

Pando, Bolivia meets with Inter-American Development Bank

On Monday, March 20, 2023, Governor Dr. Papito Richter of Pando, Bolivia, and his team met with representatives of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Pando. This important encounter highlights the importance of GCF Task Force member governments engaging...

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate the powerful network of women in the GCF Task Force for the strength, vision, and tenacity they show each and every day in their efforts to combat tropical deforestation and benefit communities around the world!...

Thanks to our Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Thanks to our Annual Meeting Sponsors!

The GCF Task Force, together with the Government of Yucatan, could not have organized our 13th Annual Meeting without the support of our incredible sponsors. You helped ensure not only the success of this meeting - but also the strengthening of this important network...

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, 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.