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Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force

Earth Innovation Institute provides technical and strategic support to the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force in its efforts to advance jurisdictional programs designed to promote low-emission rural development in 22 states and provinces from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States. 

The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF) is a unique subnational collaboration between 22 states and provinces from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States.

The GCF seeks to advance jurisdictional programs designed to promote low-emission rural development and reduced emissions from deforestation and land use (REDD+) and link these activities with emerging greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance regimes and other pay-for-performance opportunities.

More than 20% of the world’s tropical forests are in GCF states and provinces, including more than 75% of Brazil’s and more than half of Indonesia’s. Earth Innovation Institute provides technical and strategic support to the GCF in various ways, including by increasing support for and the visibility of jurisdictional low-emission rural development initiatives, broadening and deepening the GCF network—including by increasing private sector and indigenous peoples’ engagement with the GCF through strategic outreach and meetings, ensuring that high quality technical data is incorporated into the GCF’s publications and tools, and coordinating strategic capacity-building opportunities for GCF members and stakeholders.

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