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Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force Annual Meeting 2017


25 - 29 Sep 2017, Novotel Balikpapan, Balikpapan, Indonesia.

A group of women discuss forests and deforestation at a workshop on 12 June 2017 in San Martin, Peru, as part of CIFOR’s Safeguards in REDD+ Benefit-sharing Mechanisms project. Photo by Marlon del Aguila Guerrero for CIFOR.

 

The Governors’ Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force Annual Meeting 2017 in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, from 25-29 September, 2017 aims to advance the commitments GCF member states and provinces have made to build robust jurisdictional programs to protect forests and climate while enhancing livelihoods. GCF members are looking to achieve commitments made in the Rio Branco Declaration signed at the 2014 GCF Annual Meeting, in which members agreed to reduce deforestation by 80 percent by 2020, contingent upon the receipt of international financing.

CIFOR scientists with expertise in climate change and international commitments will be attending, and collaborating with participants from Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Nigeria, Colombia and the Ivory Coast as well as the private sector, civil society, indigenous peoples and financial institutions. As one goal of the meeting in Balikpapan is to share subnational success stories, CIFOR’s years of work on subnational initiatives, particularly with REDD+ and implementation in six thematic areas, will be highlighted.

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