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.
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.
The Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants to apply for the position of Brazil Executive Secretary/Country Coordinator. The position is funded under a grant from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) through 2020.
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.