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 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.
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.
From September 25-29, 2017, the GCF will convene its members from around the world in Balikpapan, Indonesia. At the annual meeting, the GCF governors are expected to take a strong, unified stance through the Balikpapan Statement, which outlines a roadmap for regiona-to-global actions to curb deforestation, promote development, and address climate change.
The paper from the Center for International Forestry Research notes that substantial advances have been made, but additional support is needed to achieve the potential for innovative transformation