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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 […]

GCF Task Force to host first Remote Sensing Workshop next week at UCLA

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force), in collaboration with Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, will host its first Remote Sensing Workshop this June 5-8, thanks in part to the funding and support from NORAD, […]

GCF Task Force Delegation holds key meetings in Washington, DC and Miami

From May 8-10, a group of more than 20 high level officials from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru – Governors, Secretaries of Environment, and other Delegates – along with GCF Task Force Secretariat leaders, represented the Governors’ Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force global network in meetings with U.S. governmental and bilateral donor institutions in […]

GCF Task Force Participates in California-Mexico 2030 Climate Summit

At our February 2022 Annual Meeting, the GCF Task Force signed a Memorandum of Partnership with the University of California’s AlianzaMX to help train the next generation of leaders in Mexico and California on sustainability, climate change, and natural resources management. Alianza MX is a systemwide initiative of the University of California (UC) that seeks […]

Brazilian State Environment Secretaries visit Acre. Photo by Alexandre Cruz Noronha

Brazil GCF Task Force State Environment Secretaries Convene in Rio Branco, Acre

The Environment Secretaries of the 9 Brazilian States who are members of the GCF Task Force convened for a Forum of Environmental Secretaries of the Legal Amazon and the Brazilian Steering Committee of the GCF Task Force in Acre, Brazil last week. This forum provides an important space for the Secretaries to discuss common challenges […]

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