Governors from 11 countries meet in Santa Cruz to address climate change and deforestation

Governors from 11 countries meet in Santa Cruz to address climate change and deforestation

April 23, 2024, 1:50 PM

April 23, 2024, 1:50 PM

Representatives from 43 states and provinces of 11 countries are meeting this Tuesday, April 23, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to participate in the GCF Working Group (Governors for Climate and Forests) Task Force, which will take place until Friday, April 26 at the Los Tajibos hotel.

In the opening conference, Jasson Gray, global secretary of the GCF, highlighted the importance of collaboration between different actors to face the challenges of climate change. “We are here as a network of governors to co-create a better vision and better implementation to address climate change, sustainable development and reducing deforestation,” said Gray.

Jasson Gray, global secretary GCF/ Photo: Juan Carlos Torrejón
Jasson Gray, global secretary GCF/ Photo: Juan Carlos Torrejón

The meeting will feature stake of 10 governors and high-level representatives from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, among others. In addition, the presence of representatives of the private sector, donors, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples is expected.

During the event, there will be information panels, working groups and field visits to discuss different topics related to climate change, deforestation and sustainable development.

“The objective is identify innovative solutions and flexible financing mechanisms that can be implemented at the local, regional and national levels,” Gray said.

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