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Member Spotlight - Jalisco, Mexico

The state of Jalisco is located in the western region of the Mexican Republic. A considerable portion of its territory borders the Pacific Ocean. Biodiversity is one of the principal features of Jalisco; within its territory there are internationally-famous beach destinations such as Puerto Vallarta, snow-capped mountains, semi-desert zones, abundant forests, different types of rainforest and Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico. With its more than 7 million inhabitants, Jalisco is Mexico's fourth most populated state.

States of the Brazilian Amazon meet in Belem to discuss challenges to the advancement of REDD+

How to develop state REDD+ programs and guarantee international resources for them? How to integrate these jurisdictional initiatives within a national law? With the aim of resolving these and other questions relating to REDD+, specialists from six Brazilian Amazon states convened at the Regent Hotel in Belém for the 3rd edition of the REDD+ Master-Level Class within the GCF Training Program.

Governors’ Climate & Forests Fund Releases New Request for Proposals

On December 6th, 2014 the Governors’ Climate and Forests Fund launched its second Request for Proposals at a special reception on the sidelines of the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru. Alongside notable guests including governors, GCF Fund board members, and the Brazilian Ambassador to Peru, GCF Fund Executive Director Rosa Maria Vidal announced the release of the call which will strengthen the ability for GCF members to monitor, report, and verify changes in forest carbon stocks, enhance alignment with national level efforts to reduce tropical deforestation, and address key gap areas in the design of jurisdictional programs to promote sustainable low emission rural development.  The call is a part of the GCF Fund’s wider and ongoing efforts to support multi-stakeholder programs which enhance GCF member capacities to reduce deforestation while improving rural livelihoods.
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