Empowering Governors and Civil Servants
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.
The Peruvian regional government of Loreto has been making great strides in in the implementation of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). In recognition of their efforts, Loreto has received several awards including the "Presidency of the Council of Ministers’ Technological Innovation Award " (2015) and the "Good Practice in Public Management Award."
Five GCF Amazonian Provinces in Peru (Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin, and Ucayali), organized by GCF Peru Coordinator, Mechanisms for Alternative Development (MDA), came together in Guadalajara, Mexico to sign the Declaration of Guadalajara during the 2016 GCF Annual meeting.
The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) held its annual meeting in Guadalajara Mexico Aug 28-Sept 1, 2016. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, participated in the meeting as a special guest and stressed the importance of subnational action and leadership as a key component of any successful effort to achieve the ambitious targets of the Paris Climate Agreement.
On August 11, 2014 at the GCF Annual Meeting in Acre, Brazil, GCF Governors from across the world launched the Rio Branco Declaration committing their states and provinces to reducing deforestation by 80% by 2020 with performance-based funding from the international community.