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.
The new jurisdictional profiles include information on forest cover, commitments and goals for low emissions development, policies and regulations by sectors, and ongoing projects and partnerships. The profiles will help measure progress in regions in the coming years.
An all day workshop, focusing on the need to facilitate an active role for indigenous communities in designing and implementing effective forest protection policies, created a space for indigenous leaders to interact directly with state and federal government officials.
A recently published study found that cash payments for conservation can protect forests, even after the payments stop, particularly when forest users trust each other.
GCF Task Force states attended the first meeting for the construction of Safegaurds Information Systems for (SIS) REDD+, aiming to ensure that jurisdictional and national REDD+ initiatives in Brazil are aligned with commitments undertaken to enhance positive socio-environmental impacts and reduce negative impacts.
Over the past two days, companies, civil society organizations, private sector representatives, and governments have come together in São Paolo, Brazil to assess and collectively mobilize to reduce commodity-driven deforestation in South America.
This workshop will feature expert panels of GCF Task Force delegates, national government officials, indigenous leaders, and NGOs. Participants will share progress and lessons learned as well as develop recommendations and next steps for promoting inclusive approaches to forest conservation and low emissions development.
The documents will assist each GCF Task Force jurisdiction and its selected partner to develop proposals under Funding Window A: Jurisdictional Strategies and Investment Plans
Indigenous leader and participant in the GCF's Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Global and Regional Working groups, Edwin Vazquez, highlights the importance of indigenous rights leading up to the California Climate Action Summit
How do we stop the Amazon from losing 30 football fields of forest every 20 minutes? Brazilian economist João Tezza Neto suggests a strategy to reconcile economic development and forest conservation.
In 2017, Governor Kubes designated over 90% of the Province of Pastaza as a protected area and signed major international climate commitments