Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force
Working to protect tropical forests, reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promote realistic pathways to forest-maintaining rural development.
Every 20 minutes, the Amazon loses 30 football fields of forest. Armed with statistics like these, at a recent lecture in Boulder, Colorado, Brazilian economist João Tezza Neto made the case that it is not only possible to achieve zero deforestation while generating wealth for Brazil, but that doing so will significantly enhance economic efficiency.
In 2017, Governor Kubes designated over 90% of the Province of Pastaza as a protected area and signed major international climate commitments
Efforts will support deeper engagement with the Under2 Coalition and advance strategic planning efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards net-zero by 2050.
The GCF Task Force is seeking a motivated individual to join the GCF Task Force Secretariat in Boulder, Colorado as Assistant Director. Applications will be accepted through January 16, 2018 with early applications encouraged.
The GCF Task Force is seeking a motivated Country Coordinator to advance work with provincial governments in Indonesia. Applications will be accepted from individuals or organizations through December 31, 2017
Representatives from Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Nigeria, Indonesia, Colombia and Ecuador joined GCF task Force events alongside donors, consumer goods companies, and indigenous peoples representatives.
Once again The Governors' Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force members demonstrated what subnational climate leadership looks like by gathering together at the 2017 GCF Annual Meeting with a focus on building inclusive, green economies.