GCF Task Force Meeting: Belém, Brazil

Oct 20, 2021

Media Advisory

GCF Task Force Meeting: Belém, Brazil

October 20-21, 2021

Governors and representatives from Brazil, Perú, México, California to discuss collaboration on tropical forest conservation

WHAT: GCF Task Force Meeting

WHO:

  • Governor’s Climate and Forest Task Force
  • Governors and representatives from Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Norway, and California
  • International organizations and bodies

(See full  list below)

WHERE: Grand Mercure Belém do Pará Hotel, Belém, Brazil

WHY: To bring together members from across the GCF Task Force (Brazil, Peru, Mexico, California) to discuss bioeconomy development, REDD+ and carbon markets, as well as other opportunities for subnational collaboration on tropical forest conservation.

ABOUT GCF Task Force:

The mission of the GCF Task Force is to empower a coalition of subnational jurisdictions and their  partners to implement innovative jurisdiction-wide programs for sustainable low-emissions  development built upon improved forest governance, novel technical and financial mechanisms,  enhanced opportunities for indigenous peoples and local communities, and ongoing leadership.

Agenda

Building a Bioeconomy and Considerations for Carbon Markets: Perspectives from Peru

  • Governor Luis Hidalgo, Madre de Dios, Perú
  • Governor Pedro Bogarin, San Martin, Perú
  • Governor Francisco Pezo, Ucayali, Perú
  • Dora Mendoza, Loreto Government, Perú
  • Cesar Talledo, Piura Government, Perú

Transition to Bioeconomy and REDD+ Carbon Market: Perspectives from California and Mexico

  • Jason Gray, California Government, USA
  • Alejandra Blanco, Jalisco Government, Mexico
  • Sayda Rodriguez, Secretary, Yucatan, Mexico

Building a Bioeconomy and Considerations for Carbon Markets: Perspectives from Brazil

  • Israel Milani, Secretary, Acre
  • Josiane Ferreira, Secretary, Amapá
  • Eduardo Taveira, Secretary, Amazonas
  • Diego Rolim, Secretary, Maranhão
  • Mauren Lazzaretti, Secretary, Mato Grosso
  • Mauro O’de Almaida, Secretary, Pará
  • Marcílio Lopes, Secretary, Rondônia
  • Ionilson Sampaio, FEMARH President, Roraima
  • Miyuki Yiashida, Secretary, Tocantins

Building a Bioeconomy and Considerations for Carbon Markets Perspectives from Governments

  • Mauro O’de Almeida, Pará Government
  • Ted Gehr, US Agency for International Development
  • Vedis Vik, Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative
  • Francisca Arara, IPLC Regional Committee

Perspectives from Civil Society and the Private Sector

  • Mark Gruin, Rainforest Trust
  • Conservation International, Mauricio Bianco
  • The Nature Conservancy, José Otavio
  • Sitawi, Leonardo Letelier
  • CocaCola, Victor Bica
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