Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF): The 6th Annual Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) Meeting Opens in Chiapas, Mexico with a Message of Inclusion and a Need for a Change in Consciousness

 

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San San Cristobal de las Casas, September 25, 2012 - The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) convened its 6th Annual Meeting in Chiapas, Mexico with attendance by governors, delegate and stakeholders from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru and the United States. Attendees were welcomed by the Governor of Chiapas, Juan Sabines Guerrero, with a message of inclusion and a need for a change in consciousness. He started, “Our earth is calling us to action, calling us to shift our awareness. We need conserve our forests and replant, we must develop sustainably and we must do this all in harmony with the needs of our people”. The Governor went further to say, “We come together at this meeting to continue helping each other as jurisdictions holding within our borders one-fift of the world’s tropical forests. We are sharing lessons, experiences and policies on how to achieve our collective goals. We invite all voices to this meeting table to create shared and lasting solutions, tailored to address our specific situations.”  

The meeting agenda presents 3-days of discussions on different approaches to the equitable implementation of climate and forest initiatives such as REDD+…Please download the Press Release: HERE

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