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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 […]

Amazon Dialogues Launch in Belem, Brazil!

The GCF Task Force is honored to participate in the Amazon Dialogues that are launching today in Belem, Brazil in the lead up to the Presidential Amazon Summit. Today, August 4, from 18h00 to 20h00, with the support of SDSN Amazonia, GCF Task Force leaders will join an incredible group of partners on a series […]

West Papua Hosts Regional GCF Task Force Meeting

On July 17-19, 2023, the GCF Task Force Indonesia organized a regional meeting in Manokwari, West Papua. While regional meetings are usually reserved for delegates only, we invited partners from NGOs, universities, and private sector representatives to participate in this month’s event. We were also honored to have representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Home Affairs […]

Strengthening Intermunicipal Boards for Territorial Governance in Chiapas

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) works to support progress in creating Decentralized Public Municipal Bodies (e.g., Intermunicipal Boards) in the state of Chiapas, through an exchange of experiences that allowed mayors from different municipalities in the Meseta Comiteca region and the coastal region of the state of Chiapas to learn […]

Regional Government of Loreto and indigenous organizations AIDESEP and ORPIO meet to discuss the situation of PIACIs in the region

On July 21, the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP), the Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the East (ORPIO), and the Regional Government of Loreto (GOREL), in coordination with the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force), held a meeting in the city of Iquitos to address the […]

GCF Task Force Holds 1st Cross-sector Pilot Bioeconomy Planning Workshop in Brazil

The GCF Task Force’s first cross-sector “Pilot Bioeconomy Planning Workshop” was held in Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil) on July 12-13, 2023 with funding support from USAID, the US National Science Foundation’s PIRE grant, and NICFI. The agenda and participants list is available here. This workshop assembled a “community of practice” (COP) comprised of leaders from state government, […]

GCF Task Force Project Director leads Graduate Course on Conservation and Sustainable Development in Brazil’s Tropical Forests

We know that solving complex socio-environmental sustainability challenges requires an interdisciplinary and systems-thinking approach that accounts for the perspectives of multiple stakeholders. We also know that Brazil’s Amazon and Atlantic Forest biomes are of global significance—they sequester and store carbon, which mitigates climate change; they harbor more biodiversity than any other terrestrial ecosystem; and they […]

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