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Historic Indonesia – Norway Partnership

On September 12, 2022, the Governments of Indonesia and Norway signed a new climate and forest partnership agreement that will further support Indonesia’s emission reduction target, especially through the implementation of FOLU Net Sink 2030. This signing comes on the heels of large reductions in deforestation rates in Indonesia over the last six years, to […]

Jalisco Hosts Mexico Carbon Forum

From September 6-8, 2022, the Government of Jalisco and MexiCO2 hosted a terrific conference in the beautiful city of Guadalajara to discuss efforts underway in Mexico around carbon markets and on creating an ecosystem of decarbonization. Sergio Graf, Secretary of Environment and Territorial Development for Jalisco, and his team participated in multiple panels, workshops, and […]

In Memory of Dr. Noak Kapisa

Dr. Noak Kapisa GCF Task Force Delegate from Papua (2009-2022) GCF Task Force Indonesia Executive Committee (2019-2022) The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force experienced tremendous loss on the passing of Dr. Noak Kapisa on September 1, 2022. Dr. Kapisa was an important figure in the establishment of the GCF Task Force. As the longest […]

Save-the-Date: Intercambio de Experiencas in San Martin, Peru!

Under the leadership of Governor Pedro Bogarin Vargas, the Government of San Martin, Peru and the GCF Task Force will host an Intercambio de Experiencias in San Martin from October 10-13, 2022. This important technical exchange will promote the sharing of experiences from within and across the GCF Task Force network of subnational governments, with […]

Photo of Mark Gruin in Amazonas, Brazil (photo courtesy of Andrea Carneiro)

Remembering Mark Gruin

The Gruin family, the global conservation community, and the many friends and colleagues who had the honor of knowing Mark Gruin suffered a grave loss this past weekend with his unexpected and too-early passing from this world on Saturday, August 13th. Remembering Mark Gruin – Rainforest Trust Mark was a friend, an ally, a leader. […]

Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today, August 9, 2022, is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. In seeking to address the climate crisis (and the biodiversity crisis, and global pandemics), today is an excellent day to recognize how urgently the world needs to not only learn from the expertise of indigenous peoples, but to work in partnership to support […]

GCF Task Force Participates in Oslo Tropical Forest Forum

Last month, the GCF Task Force participated in the 2022 Oslo Tropical Forest Forum. As explained by the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency, the “Oslo Tropical Forest Forum is a key global conference that gathers policy-makers and practitioners from civil society, the private sector, and public sector organizations working at global, national, and sub-national levels to […]

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 […]

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