Working to protect tropical forests, reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promote realistic pathways to forest-maintaining rural development.
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.
Nearly all states reduced deforestation, with reductions in the states of Acre, Roraima and Tocantins topping 30%
Indigenous peoples play an important role in protecting forests around the world. Leaders from several indigenous communities traveled to the 2017 GCF Annual Meeting to make their voices heard.
The platform which will address issues facing dry forests, mangroves, and moorlands was announced to the international community at the GCF Task Force Annual Meeting in Balikpapan.