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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 […]

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 […]

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