The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability Preview Now Available

Spanning 39 primarily first-level subnational political and administrative divisions (e.g., province, state, etc.) in 12 tropical countries, The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability is an comprehensive report which looks at early lessons learned from jurisdictional approaches. These approaches hold tremendous potential for advancing holistic solutions to a number of intersecting issues, including tropical deforestation, rural livelihoods and food security.

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Jalisco Launches Public Consultation on REDD+ Strategy 

On July 17th the State of Jalisco took another step forward with its jurisdictional program to reduce deforestation by opening its draft State Strategy for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The new strategy builds on Jalisco’s leadership in the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, which it chaired in 2016. 

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West Papua Proposes Vision To become a "Conservation Province"

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.

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GCF Task Force provinces set 2018 agenda

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).

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