Our strategy of empowerment
Subnational governments are critical to successfully reducing tropical deforestation on a global scale. Their strategic involvement in carbon emissions reduction programs ensures program sustainability by designing initiatives that are flexible and adaptive to local conditions. Lack of long-term funding is a substantial barrier that prevents these governments from successfully implementing such programs. As a non-profit the GCFF helps GCF member states overcome this barrier by financing innovative jurisdiction-wide programs for sustainable low emission development built upon improved forest governance, novel technical and financial mechanisms, enhanced opportunities for local communities and indigenous peoples, and ongoing leadership in national, regional, and international climate policy. These initiatives are guided by the commitments made by GCF members in the Rio Branco Declaration and promote leadership, innovation, and partnerships amongst stakeholders.