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Dom Manuel explains the different economic cycles the region went through next to a rubber tree. Photo by the ACEAA.

A Journey Through Pando: Exploring Resilience and Innovation in Bolivia’s Amazon

In the green tapestry of Pando, Bolivia, where the dense canopy of the Amazon rainforest stretches as far as the eye can see, the GCF Task Force Secretariat member Gabriel Penteado arrived on a mission to witness and document the efforts being made to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Invited by […]

Amazon 30: Innovation and Forest Restoration Ecosystem

Aiming to promote forest recovery in the Amazon, recognizing it as a vital strategy to ensure not only the health of ecosystems, the maintenance and recovery of biodiversity, but also food security, the government of Acre, through its Secretary of the Environment, is hosting the Meeting of the Forum of Environment Secretaries of the Legal […]

Sharing Forests, Sharing Knowledge: Acre and Pando Collaborate on Climate Action

Amidst the vibrant green tapestry of the Amazon rainforest, a pivotal exchange took place last week. A Bolivian delegation comprised of authorities from the Gobierno Autónomo Departamental de Pando and the Gobierno Autónomo Originario Campesino Indigena de Charagua Iyambae, travelled to the heart of Acre, Brazil, to delve into the pioneering REDD+ program implemented there. […]

Empowering Amazon Communities: A Leap Towards a Sustainable Forest Economy

In the heart of the Amazon, a groundbreaking initiative is weaving the future of conservation and community development into the fabric of the forest. The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force), with support from USAID, has supported a transformative project led by Instituto Amazônia 4.0 that integrates the local communities of Pará […]

Mexico’s Regional Efforts Against Climate Change

Mexico’s Regional Efforts Against Climate Change In the heart of Mexico, state-level initiatives are a beacon of hope in the fight against climate change. The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) in Mexico is leading the charge, showcasing the vital role of local governance, community involvement, and technological innovation in crafting sustainable […]

Colombia signs Historic Agreement against Deforestation in Caquetá

Colombia took a significant step towards environmental conservation with the signing of the Cartagena del Chairá Agreement in Caquetá. Minister of Environment, Susana Muhamad, inked the historic pact alongside the newly elected governor and 15 mayors of the region, during the inauguration of Governor Luis Francisco Ruíz and Mayor Darwin Andrés Flores. This landmark agreement […]

IPLC Global Committee: Driving Climate Action and Inclusion at COP28

The IPLC Global Committee, a driving force in climate action, convened at COP28, championing inclusivity and sustainable solutions. Recent strides within the GCF Task Force reflect a commitment to engage partners from Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples. Frequent meetings throughout the year underscore the committee’s dedication to shaping equitable and diverse perspectives in the global climate discourse.

Empowering Voices: Women for Forests and Climate Town Hall Resonates with Impactful Insights

Explore the empowering insights shared by diverse women leaders in the “Women for Forests and Climate” Town Hall at COP28. From the captivating opening chant to discussions on gender mainstreaming and addressing power imbalances, discover the profound implications for climate action. Join the journey towards collaboration, inclusivity, and empowerment in the global fight against climate change.

Acre and Emergent Forge Historic Path at COP28: Paving the Way for Forest Conservation Financing

In a groundbreaking move at the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, Acre, a founding member of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCFTF), achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first Brazilian state to sign a Term Sheet with Emergent. This significant step sets the stage for a binding Emissions Reduction […]

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