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The meeting will be divided into thematic tracks that align with the Manaus Action Plan (MAP), which is a plan that promotes low emissions development and the reduction of tropical deforestation, creates forest-based economies, and protects the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Each track will highlight bold and innovative solutions to mobilize actions for states, provinces, and their partners.

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2022 Annual Meeting

Amazonas, Brazil

Thursday, March 17th

Opening Ceremony | 9:00am - 11:30am


Wilson Lima, Governor of Amazonas, Chair of GCF Task Force

• William Boyd, Project Lead, GCF Task Force

• Colleen Scanlan Lyons, Project Director, GCF Task Force

• Odd Magne Rudd, Ambassador of Norway in Brazil

Martine Sobey, Deputy Head of Forests, Land Use and Carbon Markets - Government of the United Kingdom

Franziska Troger, Representing the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Glenn Fedzer, representing the US Embassy in Brazil

• Francisca Arara, IPLC Global & Regional Committee Representative

Juan Carlos Jintiach, representative of the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA) in the Global Committee of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities of the GCF Task Force.

• Marli Santos, GCF Task Force Delegate from Tocantins

Remarks From GCF Task Force Governors and Partners


Gladson de Lima Cameli, Governor of Acre
• Waldez Góes, Governor of Amapá

• Otaviano Pivetta, Vice Governor of Mato Grosso


Pedro Bogarin Vargas, Governor of San Martin
• Angel Gutierrez, Governor of Ucayali


• Mauricio Vila Dosal, Governor of Yucatán


Arnulfo Gasca Trujillo, Governor of Caquetá


• Ridƒwan Rumasukun, Acting Vice Governor of Papua

USAID Brazil + GCF Task Force MOU Endorsement

Manaus Action Plan Endorsement

Thursday, March 17th

12:00pm - 1:30pm


Room E

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Track 1: People and Communities
Regional-to-Global IPLC + Governmental Partnerships

Moderator: Colleen Scanlan Lyons, GCF Task Force

• Oseas Barbarán Sánchez, Confederation of Peruvian Amazonian
Nationalities (CONAP)
Juan Carlos Jintiach, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
• Gustavo Sanchez, Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB)
• Ricardo Queiroz, Representing the Public Defender's Office of the State of Amazonas
Fany Kuiru, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)

Shannon Dilley, California Air Resources Board

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Track 2: Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation
Innovative Technology and Research for Conservation and Development

Moderator: Tatiana Schor, SECTI
• Mauro O' de Almeida, Pará, Brazil
Bruce Nelson, Environmental Dynamics Division National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA)
Peter Houlihan, X-Prize
• Ismael Nobre, Instituto Amazônia 4.0
Cleinaldo Costa, State University of Amazonas, UEA
• Victor Bicca, Coca-Cola
• Robson Capretz, Conservation International (CI) Brazil

Friday, March 18th

9:00am - 10:30am

Track 3: Finance and Investment
New Financial Opportunities to Support Tropical Forest Jurisdictions

Moderator: Jason Gray, GCF Task Force

Mauricio Bianco, Conservation International Brazil
Esben Brandi, BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group
• Carlos Canelo, Amazonas, Peru
Sergio Graf, Jalisco, Mexico
Andreas Dahl Jørgensen, Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)

Mary Grady, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART)
Thomas Rhodes, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Latin America
Ted Gehr, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Brazil
Hamsi Hamzah Hasani, North Kalimantan, Indonesia
Richard Corey, California Air Resources Board, California, USA
Javier Kinney, Yurok Tribe, USA

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee Break

11:00am - 12:30pm

Track 4: Government and Public Policy
Implementation of Innovative Governance and Public Policy

across the GCF

Moderators: Silvia Llamas, Fabiola Munoz, Carlos Aragon, Syahrina D. Anggraini, GCF Task Force

Mauren Lazzaretti, Mato Grosso, Brazil
• David Alejandro Yedra, Pastaza, Ecuador
Sayda Rodriguez, Yucatan, Mexico
Helena Iturribarria, Oaxaca, Mexico
Gusti Hardiansyah Machmud, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
• Amon Auguste, Cote d'Ivoire
• Juan Moncada, Huanuco, Peru

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Closing Remarks and Awards

GCF Task Force Everyday Hero

• Governor Wilson Lima
• Secretary Eduardo Taveira
• William Boyd, Colleen Scanlan Lyons, Jason Gray
• Presentation of 2023 GCF Task Force Chair

Side Events - Friday, March 18th

2:00pm - 3:00pm


Indigenous and Local Community Level Leadership Dialogues: From Carbon Markets to Jurisdictional Strategies to Forest-Based Bioeconomy Development


Andean-Amazonian Governors' Coalition with TNC,  NCI-Ecuador, EII, MDA, Natura Bolivia.

3:00pm - 4:00pm


Subnational Systems for Accessing the Voluntary Carbon Market PART I:
Alignment on Opportunitiesand Initiatives


Opportunities for an Amazonian Bioeconomy and the Role of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) with Companies

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4:00pm - 5:00pm


Opportunities for an Amazonian Bioeconomy and the Role of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) with Companies (Continued)


Subnational Systems for Accessing the Voluntary Carbon Market PART II: REDD+ Voluntary Carbon Markets in Brazil and Mexico

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