The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force Global Committee for Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Abstract

The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF) Global Committee for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities was formed in 2016 with the overarching goal of strengthening partnerships between sub-national governments and indigenous peoples and local communities to help move the Rio Branco Declaration from pledge into practice. This global movement has helped spark regional dialogues between sub-national governments and forest-based communities—in Brazil, Peru, Indonesia and other places where GCF membership is strong.