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 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.
A recently published study found that cash payments for conservation can protect forests, even after the payments stop, particularly when forest users trust each other.
GCF Task Force states attended the first meeting for the construction of Safegaurds Information Systems for (SIS) REDD+, aiming to ensure that jurisdictional and national REDD+ initiatives in Brazil are aligned with commitments undertaken to enhance positive socio-environmental impacts and reduce negative impacts.