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Group gathered in Zamora Chinchipe

Zamora Chinchipe province builds action plan to halt deforestation and forest degradation 

Participatory process of the Sowing Life Plan for the province of Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador

Huánuco hosts ExpoAmazónica 2023 with the presence of Peruvian Amazon regional governments  

From September 21-24, the city of Tingo María in the Huánuco region of Peru hosted the ExpoAmazónica 2023, with over 60,000 people in attendance. The Expo is one of the most important events focusing on products of the Peruvian Amazon, with delegations from Huánuco, Loreto, Amazonas, San Martín, Ucayali and Madre de Díos – all […]

Amazon Day, the GCF Task Force, and the Future of the Brazilian Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is crucial for global biodiversity, climate regulation, and indigenous cultures. It harbors an astonishing variety of plant and animal species, acts as a vital carbon sink, and plays a key role in stabilizing the Earth’s climate. Additionally, it provides essential resources like clean water and medicines, while also supporting indigenous communities’ ways […]

Updates from Mexico: Responsible Ranching Certification and Window B Results

The Governors Climate and Forests Task Force continues to carry out partnership actions in Mexico. For August, we’re focusing on the EcoGan responsible ranching label in Chiapas and the results of the GCF Task Force Innovation Financing Window B projects implemented in Yucatan (productive activities such as the Mayan milpa and beekeeping) and Jalisco (sustainable […]

Santa Cruz Hosts Bolivian Climate Congress and Prepares for GCF Task Force Technical Exchange

From August 10-11, the Regional Government of Santa Cruz, Bolivia – one of the GCF Task Force’s newest member jurisdictions – hosted the 3rd Bolivian Climate Change Congress in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, the capital city of Santa Cruz. The conference opened by welcoming participants to Santa Cruz and Bolivia, featuring an overview of the […]

In Memory of Mr. Fredrik Hendrik Runaweri

Mr. Fredrik Hendrik Runaweri GCF Task Force delegate from West Papua (2012 – 2023) Please join us in honoring the memory of Mr. Frederik Hendrik Runaweri, our friend and long-time GCF Task Force delegate. In less than a year, the GCF Task Force Indonesia has once again lost one of their senior delegates. Mr. Runaweri […]

Promoting Social Investment and Bioeconomy Across the Amazon

The Governors’ Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force hosted a dialogue in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Coca-Cola on August 9th as a part of the Amazon Summit in Belém, Brazil. Representing pan-Amazonian members of the global GCF Task Force network, Brazilian State Secretaries of Environment joined with subnational governmental representatives […]

Honoring & Partnering with Indigenous Peoples

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. In honor of today, we are thrilled to share these photo and video stories put together by our partners at the United Nations Development Program’s Climate and Forest Programme showcasing the GCF Task Force work in the Biocultural Reserve of Puuc, in Yucatán, Mexico (supported by Window […]

GCF Task Force Side Event on Bioeconomy at the Amazon Summit

We’re thrilled to partner with SDSN Amazonia, Coca Cola, and the Fórum de Secretários do Meio Ambiente da Amazônia Legal, and others to organize a side event at the Amazonian Summit in Belem on August 9, 2023. This event will bring together subnational and national government leaders, private sector actors, research and environmental organizations, civil […]

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