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 Participates in Oslo Tropical Forest Forum

GCF Task Force Participates in Oslo Tropical Forest Forum

Last month, the GCF Task Force participated in the 2022 Oslo Tropical Forest Forum. As explained by the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency, the “Oslo Tropical Forest Forum is a key global conference that gathers policy-makers and practitioners from civil...

Conference on Green Development in East Kalimantan

Conference on Green Development in East Kalimantan

Professor DR. Daddy Ruhiyat, Head of the Provincial Climate Change Council of East Kalimantan, Indonesia and GCF Task Force delegate for the province, participated in an exposé on Green Development in East Kalimantan on June 8, 2022. In 2019, the President of...

Ongoing Partnership Strengthening between California and Yurok Tribe

Ongoing Partnership Strengthening between California and Yurok Tribe

(Photo: Jason Gray) Between May 26-27, the outstanding technical team of the Yurok Tribe – Dawn Blake, Javier Kinney, and Quentin Matilton, with technical advisors Paul Harper and Lindsey Holm of BBW Associates – hosted California GCF Task Force delegates Richard...

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.