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.
Please join us for our upcoming Annual Meeting of the GCF Task Force hosted by the Government of Yucatan, Mexico between February 7-11, 2023 in the beautiful city of Merida. This meeting will build on the launch of the Manaus Action Plan in Amazonas, Brazil in March 2022 and the technical exchange of experiences that took place in San Martin, Peru in October 2022. Stay tuned for more information shortly!
San Martin, Peru
Under the leadership of Governor Pedro Bogarin Vargas, the Government of San Martin, Peru and the GCF Task Force hosted an Intercambio de Experiencias in San Martin from October 10-13, 2022. This important technical exchange promoted 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. Click here for more details.
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 here.
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
2023 – Mérida, Yucatán, México (February); Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia