GOVERNORS’ CLIMATE & FORESTS TASK FORCE

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

GCF Task Force 2024 Technical Exchange in Bolivia!

Exciting News! We’re thrilled to announce that our 2024 Technical Exchange Meeting in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, hosted by the local government and co-organized with Pando and Tarija. The meeting will explore innovative approaches to forest management, indigenous knowledge incorporation, and cutting-edge technologies. The inclusion of Bolivian provinces, the newest GCF network members, promises diverse perspectives. This meeting sets the stage for collaborative actions toward sustainable development and climate resilience, culminating in the next annual meeting in the second semester of 2024 in Ucayali, Peru.

GCF Task Force at Work

Mexico’s Regional Efforts Against Climate Change

Mexico’s Regional Efforts Against Climate Change

Mexico's Regional Efforts Against Climate Change In the heart of Mexico, state-level initiatives are a beacon of hope in the fight against climate change. The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) in Mexico is leading the charge, showcasing the...

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.