Empowering Governors and Civil Servants
Commitment of the Amazonian Governors to implement actions against the climate change and deforestation in their jurisdictions
The gathering of Brazilian Amazonian states for the development of the region was the motto behind the 14th Forum of the Governors of the Legal Amazon, held this Friday, May 5, in Porto Velho, Rondônia.
The 14th session of the Forum of State Environmental Secretaries of the Brazilian Amazon met in São Luís, in the state of Maranhão, on April 6-7, 2017, with support of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force.
“It is one thing to announce a pledge to tackle deforestation and illegality. It is another to do this in practice on the ground.” Dr. Ruth Nussbaum, Director, ProForest.
Governor Viana and a delegation of twelve leaders from the Brazilian State of Acre met with officers from the Colorado Office of Economic Development, the Colorado Tourism Office, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture to discuss best practices in economic and tourism development, and sustainable agriculture.
On Saturday, December 10, the GCF member states of; Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan, signed the Agreement for the Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula 2030 (ASPY 2030) at the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biodiversity. The objective of this agreement is to promote the climate leadership of these states, which make-up the Yucatan Peninsula, at the national and international level.