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GCF Task Force Agenda at COP27

The GCF Task Force is pleased to share our agenda for Week 2 @COP27. This 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been called the “Implementation COP,” where national negotiators and other participants are focused on moving from commitments to implementation. The GCF Task Force agenda has […]

First payment from Forest Carbon Partnership Facility received for East Kalimantan efforts

On November 8, 2022, the efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) in GCF Task Force member East Kalimantan, Indonesia, resulted in a first advance payment of $20.9 million USD from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). The payment, channeled through the Indonesia Environment Fund (with the acronym BPDLH in Bahasa), […]

Official GCF Task Force COP27 Side Event

We are excited to announce that the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, in partnership with Pronatura Sur and Earth Innovation Institute, will be hosting an official side event at the upcoming 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on November 16, […]

Historic Vote in Brazil Sees Return of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Yesterday, the people of Brazil had a historic vote in favor of returning President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) to power. Lula, who served as President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010 (and is the first President in Brazil to return for a third term), is known for his support of governmental policies that […]

Mexico: Enhancing Local Capacities that bring value to the forest

Six GCF Task Force states from Mexico continue to advance in their important efforts to “Improve and replicate local capacity building processes linked to value chains in the agricultural sector, forests and other land uses at the jurisdictional level.”   Quintana Roo: Apicultura Campeche: Apicultura Yucatán: Apicultura Jalisco: Ganadería Chiapas: Producción de resina Tabasco: Producción […]

Day 4: High-Level Segment Closes the Intercambio de Experiencias in San Martin, Peru

October 13, 2022 After four intense days of field visits and technical engagement, the Intercambio de Experiencias wrapped up activities with a High-Level Segment featuring political, technical, philanthropic, business, and community leaders. The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, addressed participants gathered in the Cultural Center of Moyobamba and those tuning in to the live transmission […]

Global Committee Reaffirms Necessity of True Partnership between Subnational Governments and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Press Release: October 17, 2022 Indigenous peoples reaffirm their importance in overcoming social and environmental crises Members of the Global Committee of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (Global Committee) of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) participated in an international Exchange of Experiences event in San Martin, Peru aimed at achieving […]

San Martin Declaration Signed in Peru to Promote a Sustainable Agenda for Forests, Climate, and the Amazon

Within the framework of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force’s (GCF Task Force) Intercambio de Experiencias that took place in Peru’s San Martin region between October 10th to the 13th, representatives of subnational governments that make up the GCF Task Force network, as well as civil society, Indigenous peoples, religious institutions, and small and […]

Day 3: Inaugural Event of the Intercambio de Experiencias in San Martin Peru

October 12, 2022 Following two full days of field visits to more than 60 initiatives in the San Martin Region of Peru, the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) and the Regional Government of San Martin celebrated the inaugural ceremony of the Intercambio de Experiencias, a technical exchange meeting spanning four days […]

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