GCF Meeting with Climate Focus


Climate Focus and the GCF held a meeting in Barcelona hosted by the Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia to introduce the GCF to subnational European entities interested in exploring, collaborating with and providing assistance to the GCF’s tropical forest members. Country Coordinators Mariana Pavan of IDESAM and Avi Mahaningtyas of Kemitraan attended the meeting along with representatives from the GCF 2012 Chair Chiapas, Mexico and new member Madre de Dios, Peru. The meeting sought to explore possible demand from subnational European entities for carbon emission reductions in GCF tropical forest states and provinces, as well as the possibility of REDD+ technical and informational exchange with them.

GCF Workshop


This month, GCF Coordinator in Indonesia (Kemitraan) and GCF member West Kalimantan hosted a GCF Workshop in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, focused on completing the GCF database and mapping out progress in identifying needs to link provincial REDD activities with national efforts and direction (see Workshop Agenda).