Annual Meetings & Technical Exchanges

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) facilitates political engagement and leadership by Governors and their high-level staff in national, regional, and international processes. Since 2009, this has included GCF Task Force Annual Meetings and Technical Exchanges where GCF Task Force Governors and their high-level staff participate engage with leaders from other governments, the private sector, civil society, and indigenous and local communities. 

Upcoming Meetings

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 a particular focus on the 7 Peruvian members of the network.

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Past Meetings

The 12th Annual Meeting of the GCF Task Force convened in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, March 16th-18th, 2022, at the Vasco Vasques Convention Center – Manaus. For three days, Governors and civil servants from GCF Task Force states and provinces – which encompasses more than one-third of the world’s tropical forests – joined with leaders from the private sector, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities, national governments, and international organizations. Together, they highlighted collaborative strategies and approaches for reducing deforestation in tropical forest states and provinces and the interrelated goals of reducing poverty, improving livelihoods, securing rights and protecting cultures, promoting private investments, and building low-emissions, forest-based economies. More information on the meeting agenda is available at here. Meeting results are available below.

GCF Task Force Annual Meeting Results

 

2019 GCF Task Force Annual Meeting Recap

Timeline of GCF Task Force Annual Meetings & Technical Exchanges

2008 – Inaugural Meeting in Los Angeles, California, USA

2009 – Belem, Pará, Brazil

2010 – Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia (May); Santarem, Pará, Brazil (November)

2011 – Palankaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

2012 – Chiapas, Mexico

2013 – Puerto Maldenado, Madre de Dios, Peru

2014 – Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil

2015 – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

2016 – Guadalara, Jalisco, Mexico

2017 – Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

2018 – San Francisco, California, USA (co-chaired by California, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche)

2019 – Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia

2022 – Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (March); Technical Exchange San Martin, Peru (October)

2023 – Mérida, Yucatán, México (February); Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

 

Declarations and Resources

 Declarations, commitments, and resources developed and unveiled at GCF Task Force Annual Meetings

Summary of Results

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Guiding Principles

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Declaration of San Francisco

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Call for Collaboration

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Rio Branco Declaration

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Guadalajara Declaration

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Manaus Action Plan

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