The Governors’ Climate and Forests Fund
(GCF Fund) has announced that over $840,000 in funding has been awarded under the GCF Fund’s first Request for Proposals to improve forest carbon assessment and capacity. The winning proposals will bring together GCF member jurisdictions, local communities, leading technical experts, civil society organizations, national forest and environment ministries, and universities in Mexico, Peru, Nigeria, Brazil, and Indonesia (detailed descriptions of the seven projects are available on the GCF Fund’s website
). The projects will result in enhanced stakeholder engagement and improved methods for measuring and monitoring forest carbon stocks and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with land use conversion. These projects will play an integral role in supporting the wider efforts of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Taskforce to demonstrate realistic and innovative pathways to low emission rural development.