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 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.
At the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum, Governor Mandacan of West Papua, Indonesia presented on the current state of the province and his plans to change the trajectory of West Papua moving forward. Currently, the poverty rate of the province is extremely high despite the wealth of economic potential within West Papua. To make this change, Governor Mandacan plans to protect tropical forests, develop sustainable livelihoods, and recognize the rights of indigenous peoples.
The 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge: calling on businesses, states, city and local governments, and global citizens to take action for better forest and habitat conservation, food production and consumption, and land use, working together across all sectors of the economy to deliver up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030.
The Governors from San Martin and Huanuco discussed strategies to advance a number of topics while supporting a transition to new administrations in 2019 following regional elections this fall.
The GCF Task Force - Indonesia held its first regional meeting of 2018 on 8-9 May. Thirteen representatives from the GCF provinces of Aceh, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Papua, and Papua participated in the meeting, along with guest speakers Professor Rizaldi Boer (CCROM-SEAP) and Ms. Anna Tosiani (Ministry of Environment and Forestry).
The Governors of California and Yucatan, co-chairs of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force in 2018, met this week to discuss collaboration on initiatives to address climate change in advance of the GCF Task Force Annual Meeting
The steering committee brings together producers regions with global supply chain stakeholders, donors and civil society in support of public-private partnerships in GCF Task Force Member states.
Following three days of discussions and training sessions, GCF member states in Brazil will prepare to submit proposals for funding to the United Nations Development Programme. Secretaries of Environment, delegates, and a wide range of technical partners participated in the events.