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 Technical Exchange
Save the Date! Santa Cruz, Bolivia – together with co-organizers Pando and Tarija – will be hosting the GCF Task Force’s next technical exchange from April 23-26, 2024. More details to come on the agenda!
In addition, our 14th Annual Meeting will take place in Ucayali, Peru. Stay tuned!
Thank you to all who participated in and supported the 13th Annual Meeting of the GCF Task Force hosted by the Government of Yucatan, Mexico between February 7-10, 2023, in the beautiful city of Merida. This meeting built 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. Updated information on the results of the meeting are available on our Yucatan Annual Meeting webpage.
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
oTimeline 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 Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru
2014 – Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
2015 – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2016 – Guadalajara, 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
2024 – Ucayali, Peru; Technical Exchange Santa Cruz, Bolivia (stay tuned)