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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 Indonesia announced that East Kalimantan will be the location of the New National […]

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 Corey and Shannon Dilley, and GCF Task Force Project Director Jason Gray, in Yurok […]

Updates from Indonesia

Donor platform in West Papua In the world of climate and forest finance, it is no secret that the work of donors and development agencies often overlap. To avoid unnecessary redundancy and provide better direct support to programs and activities that reduce deforestation and support livelihoods in West Papua, the province’s Research and Development Agency […]

California Climate Change Scoping Plan Recognizes Role of GCF Task Force

On May 10, 2022, the California Air Resources Board released its draft plan for achieving carbon neutrality in the State of California by at least 2045. This plan, the Draft 2022 Scoping Plan Update, presents different scenarios for achieving this necessary target, and proposes an economy-wide scenario that balances costs, benefits, and ambitious actions. In […]

Comitê Regional para Parcerias com os Povos Indígenas e Comunidades Tradicionais realiza primeiro dia de atividades no Tocantins

por Camila Mitye/Governo do Tocantins A 2ª Reunião Ordinária do Comitê Regional para Parcerias com os Povos Indígenas e Comunidades Tradicionais, instância de diálogo e parceria entre estes grupos sociais com os Estados Membros da Força Tarefa dos Governadores para o Clima e Florestas (GCF) na Amazônia Brasileira, foi aberta oficialmente nesta quarta-feira, 27, em […]

GCF Task Force for Mongabay

On April 11th, 2022, the GCF Task Force Senior Program Officer Fernando Briones was invited to give an interview to Mongabay regarding the challenges in Ecuador, Pastaza, in relation to the “continuity in public policies after changes in local government administrations”. “Fernando Briones, senior program officer at the GCF Task Force, told Mongabay that the […]

GCF Task Force receives the ACR Commitment to Quality Award

On April 6th, 2022, the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonfit enterprise of Winrock International, presented its awards for the year of 2022. The GCF Task Force was honored to receive the Commitment to Quality Award, presented by the ACR’s Executive Director Mary Grady, for empowering our 39-member subnational jurisdictions and 10 countries, which together […]

Governor of Amazonas calls on Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (and other wealthy business leaders) to invest in a sustainable tropical forest economy

A new video from the governor of Amazonas kicks off with an informal salutation: “Olá, Jeff.” Directed at Jeff Bezos, the founder and former CEO of Amazon, the video is narrated in the voice of the Amazon rainforest and contrasts the activities and value of the mega corporation with that of the world’s largest tropical […]

Sustainable development projects are presented to members of the Annual Meeting of the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force

After four days of much debate on environmental issues, climate change, and mechanisms to protect forests and those who live in them, the Annual Meeting of the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) promoted a visit to learn how sustainable development projects are viable paths to environmental conservation. The guests of the […]

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