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Strengthening Chiapas’ Sustainable Livestock Strategy based on Experiences from Jalisco

In Mexico, although the member states of the GCF Task Force have advanced in the design of their REDD+ strategies, there are still many technical and political gaps to overcome for full implementation and transition to low-emission rural development. Pronatura Sur, which serves as the GCF Task Force Coordinator in Mexico, has designed and is […]

GCF Task Force and CDP Data Platform and Development of Collaboration Window in Indonesia

As part of the collaboration between the GCF Task Force Indonesia and CDP (see here for more information on the launch of this partnership), a series of Focus Group Discussions (FGD) was organized in all seven GCF Task Force member provinces in Indonesia. The FGDs assisted the provinces in preparing their responses to CDP’s 2023 […]

GCF Task Force Works to Strengthen Dialogue Between Indigenous Organizations and the Regional Government of Loreto, Peru

A proposed law in Peru – Proyecto de Ley No. 3518/2022-CR – includes provisions that seek to change Peruvian law regarding the rights and the recognition of Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact (Pueblos Indígenas en Aislamiento y Contacto Inicial in Spanish (PIACI)). Many organizations, including the Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva […]

Capacity Building for Carbon Trading Schemes in Indonesia

In recent months, provinces in Indonesia have been approached by carbon project developers, proposing collaboration in the development of carbon projects, especially in the land-based sector. Many provincial-level officials only have limited understanding of carbon market schemes. To address this gap, the GCF Task Force works to provide assistance to its member provinces to improve […]

Central Kalimantan Innovates with Forest Information Application

Android-based Forest Information System in Central Kalimantan Following on the recent post regarding North Kalimantan’s new WebGIS, another innovation in forest information systems in Indonesia came from Central Kalimantan, where the province’s Forestry Office recently launched an android-based Forest Area Information System called Siskahut Kalteng. This innovative mobile application is designed to provide easy access […]

North Kalimantan launches WebGIS website

On June 9, 2023, the Forestry Agency of North Kalimantan, Indonesia launched a WebGIS-based Goegraphical Information Services webpage to assist relevant stakeholders pinpoint land area and identify land function in North Kalimantan. The webpage – – is embedded in the agency’s website and allows users to check the administrative boundaries and land function of […]

Exciting Partnership Announced in Peru for Monitoring the Amazon

On Friday, June 2, 2023, the Peruvian Air Force signed an interinstitutional cooperation agreement with the Mancomunidad Regional Amazónica to monitor the Amazonian and national territories of Peru. The Mancomunidad grew out of a collaboration between the six Amazonian regional governments of Peru who are members of the GCF Task Force. Under this agreement, the […]

Tocantins Partners with Mercuria on a Jurisdictional Carbon Contract

On June 5, 2023, World Environment Day, the State of Tocantins, Brazil, entered into a ten-year contract with Mercuria Energy Trading, a Swiss energy company for the sale of verified, jurisdictional carbon credits. Under this contract, Tocantins will be able to sell jurisdictional carbon credits to Mercuria after having completed the requirements of The REDD+ […]

GCF Task Force Remote Sensing Workshop at UCLA Drives Collaboration and Innovation

Over the course of this week, the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) held its first Remote Sensing Workshop at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). This workshop was designed for geospatial technicians and decision-maker representatives of GCF Task Force member jurisdictions and is a key component of our grant from […]

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