GCF Task Force Official Side Event @ COP26

Nov 9, 2021

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GCF Task Force Official Side Event COP26 – Glasgow

Tuesday, November 9th

16:45 – 18:00

Room: Strangford Lough (175 pax)

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The Manaus Action Plan: A New Pathway for Forests, People, and Economies in a Post-Covid World

The GCF Task Force is hosting a forum to solicit participation in developing the Manaus Action Plan at the GCF Task Force Official Side Event during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. The COP26 is a landmark summit that has already led to more than 100 global leaders committing to halting deforestation by 2030 in addition to 30 financial institutions promising to eliminate the harmful practice from their portfolios by 2025. Moreover, close to $2 billion have been pledged to support indigenous peoples in protecting forests.

What: 

The GCF Task force is hosting a discussion to develop The Manaus Action Plan, which will guide subnational leadership to reduce tropical deforestation, create forest-based economies, and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in 1/3 of the world’s tropical forest states and provinces. This event will bring governors and representatives from key tropical forest countries together – including Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Ecuador as they strategize for integrated actions and partnerships to help protect forests and the people who depend upon them. 

Who: 

GCF Task Force Governors and Representatives from across the globe:

  • Governor Helder Barbalho, Pará. Brazil
  • Governor Gladson Cameli, Acre, Pará, Brazil
  • Governor Marcos Rocha, Rondônia, Brazil
  • Julie Messias, Ministry of Environment, Brazil 
  • Secretary Sergio Graf, Jalisco, Mexico
  • David Alejandre,  Pastaza, Ecuador 
  • Fabiola Munoz, GCFTF Leader, Peru

Where:  The event will take place at the COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in the Strangford Lough room (175 pax)

Why:  The Manaus Action Plan (MAP) is a strategic guide for the next decade of the GCF Task Force. It focuses on coordinated and integrated strategies that involve municipal, state, national, and global-level policies and partnerships.

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.

GCF Task Force Official Side Event Agenda: 

Opening Remarks: Adriano Mendonça, Secretary of Federative and International Relations, Amazonas, Brazil

Speakers:

  • Governor Helder Barbalho, Pará. Brazil
  • Governor Gladson Cameli, Acre, Pará, Brazil
  • Governor Marcos Rocha, Rondônia, Brazil
  • Julie Messias, Ministry of Environment, Brazil 
  • Secretary Sergio Graf, Jalisco, Mexico
  • David Alejandre,  Pastaza, Ecuador 
  • Fabiola Munoz, GCFTF Leader, Peru

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwL17r9vV1Q

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