GCF at Rio+20

A Focus on Forests, REDD+ & Low Emission Sustainable Development

When: 19 June 2012, 18:30 - 21:00
Where: Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro
Rua Aquarela do Brasil, n° 75,
São Conrado - 22610-010
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Agenda: coming soon

With a resounding call for more attention on forests at Rio+20, the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF) and CIFOR have partnered to host a cocktail reception featuring the latest subnational developments in REDD+ and low emission sustainable development (LESD). Along with presentations by the GCF Governors and Secretariat highlighting new financial resources, technological advancements, and partnerships, GCF partner Google will introduce how their Earth Engine and Earth Builder applications can support subnational REDD+ and LESD efforts. The balance of the reception will provide a networking opportunity for attendees.

This event is free to attend, is open to interested stakeholders, and follows CIFOR’s 8th Roundtable at Rio+20—Forests.



*CIFOR is also facilitating the Forests in Developing Countries dialogue of the Rio+20 Dialogues, an online discussion open to all interested particpants, which will generate recommendations for the heads of State attending the Rio+20 Conference. We encourage you to register to participate in this dialogue.

Schedule of Events with GCF Participants

  • Official side events and other events during Rio+20 with GCF participants
  • 15 June
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Engaging the private sector and catalysing change: a focus on REDD+
    Venue: RioCentro Room T-3
    GCF participant: Mariana Pavan, IDESAM
  • 19 June
  • 11:00-18:30 World Summit of States and Regions
    Venue: RioCentro Parque dos Atletas
    GCF participant: TBD
  • 11:30-13:00 The Forest Green Economy and South-South Cooperation
    Venue: RioCentro Room P3-F
    GCF participant: Tião Viana, Governor of Acre State
  • 14:00 - 18:30 CIFOR's 8th Roundtable at Rio+20, Forests
    Venue: Royal Tulip Hotel
    GCF participant: TBD
  • 18:30 - 21:00 GCF Announcements and joint reception with CIFOR
    Venue: Royal Tulip Hotel
    GCF participants:
    • Juan Sabines Guerrero, Governor of Chiapas, Mexico
    • José Luis Aguirre Pastor, Regional President of Madre de Dios, Peru
    • Camilo Capiberibe, Governor of Amapá, Brazil
    • Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria
    • Tião Viana, Governor of Acre
    • Silval da Cunha Barbosa, Governor of Mato Grosso, Brazil
    • Teras Narang, Governor of Central Kalimantan