The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force works to protect tropical forests, reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promote realistic pathways to forest-maintaining rural development.
A carbon-offset project, the first of its kind in the United States, has become the Yurok’s main source of discretionary income, helping the tribe buy back thousands of acres of land.
The GCF Task Force Coordinator in Mexico, Pronatura Sur, will be developing monthly bulletins to keep interested stakeholders up-to-date on the latest developments on climate and forests in Mexico.
Three days of forums focused on partnerships with the private sector, local communities and indigenous peoples to reduce deforestation and improve livelihoods. These stories will be brought to the 2018 GCF Annual Meeting, which will focus on the Power of Partnerships.
The Associate Director will provide support to strengthen the GCF Network, develop strategic partnerships, provide support to grant management and monitoring, and lead donor outreach and fundraising initiatives.
Spanning 39 primarily first-level subnational political and administrative divisions (e.g., province, state, etc.) in 12 tropical countries, The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability is an comprehensive report which looks at early lessons learned from jurisdictional approaches. These approaches hold tremendous potential for advancing holistic solutions to a number of intersecting issues, including tropical deforestation, rural livelihoods and food security.
On July 17th the State of Jalisco took another step forward with its jurisdictional program to reduce deforestation by opening its draft State Strategy for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The new strategy builds on Jalisco’s leadership in the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, which it chaired in 2016.