Working to protect tropical forests, reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promote realistic pathways to forest-maintaining rural development.
Norway’s $25M contribution to the Governors Climate and Forests Fund, to support implementation of the groundbreaking Rio Branco Declaration and the GCF states’ leadership in protecting forests, reducing carbon pollution, and enhancing livelihoods.
GCF member states’ re-affirmation of their commitment to the Rio Branco Declaration, as Governors from Mato Grosso, Para, and Tocantins (Brazil) sign the declaration, which commits to an 80% reduction in deforestation by 2020.
Cross River State (Nigeria) and Chiapas (Mexico) signing the groundbreaking Under 2 MOU, joining California, Catalonia, Jalisco and Acre (Brazil) in committing to this major new regional climate deal.
Indigenous Peoples Organizations COICA and MesoAmerican Alliance issuing statements of support for GCF and calling for further cooperation between Indigenous Peoples, traditional communities and GCF states, particularly around jurisdictional approaches to REDD+ and low emissions development.