GOVERNORS’ CLIMATE & FORESTS TASK FORCE

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

2024 Annual Meeting in Ucayali, Peru

Save the date for the 2024 GCF Task Force Annual Meeting, hosted by Governor Manuel Gambini Rupay, in Ucayali, Peru from October 7-11.

This important gathering will bring together hundreds of participants from local, regional, and global communities, featuring a special convening of Indigenous leaders. The focus will be on advancing the New Forest Economy, with a particular emphasis on innovative financing for sustainable development. Expect engaging sessions, high-level announcements, and the unveiling of the Blueprint for a New Forest Economy. Attendees will have the opportunity for bilateral discussions with key partners and to participate in field visits showcasing practical examples of bioeconomy implementation.

Stay tuned for additional details on registration and the full event agenda.

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.