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1st Meeting of the Peruvian Amazon Regional Commonwealth

Press Release January 20, 2023 Huánuco – On January 20, 2023, in the city of Huánuco, Huánuco region, Peru, the First Meeting of the Amazon Regional Commonwealth of 2023 was held, with the participation of the governors of Amazonas, Huánuco, Loreto, San Martin and Ucayali, as well as virtual participation from the governor of Madre […]

Yucatan to host important international environmental meetings

Press Release Merida, Yucatan, January 17, 2023 – It was announced that the 13th Annual Meeting of the Governors’ Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force, currently chaired by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, will be held in parallel with the first International Biosphera Summit, from February 7-10, 2023, at the Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention Center. At […]

Happy New Year from the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force!

Bonne Année ! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year! Próspero Ano Novo! Selamat Tahun Baru! From all of us at the GCF Task Force, we wish you a Happy New Year, and we look forward to working together in 2023 to protect tropical forests, promote sustainable and just economies, and support our member jurisdictions and […]

Annual Meeting in Yucatan, Mexico in February 2023! Stay tuned…

Please join us for our upcoming Annual Meeting of the GCF Task Force hosted by the Government of Yucatan, Mexico. The Annual Meeting will be held between February 7-10, 2023 in the beautiful city of Merida, with the public sessions starting on February 8. This meeting will build on the launch of the Manaus Action Plan in […]

Subnational Solutions to Deforestation on Display at COP27: A recap of Sharm el-Sheikh from the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) participated in the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt during the second week of the conference (November 14-18, 2022). There were high-level talks, bilateral partnership discussions, celebrations, and re-engagement with the Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula […]

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 […]

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