Published: Dec. 7, 2010

On December 5, 2010 in Cancun, Mexico, CEES Senior Research Fellow Julie Teel and Colorado Law students Jessica Anderson, Elise Aiken, and Katie Patterson met with official delegates and civil society organizations at the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF) Forest Day 4.  Forest Day, held in conjunction with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change as well as the 16th Conference of the Parties, (COP-16) is dedicated to exploring ways to protect forests and the climate through the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.    Colorado Law Professor William Boyd and Teel are attending COP-16 as the GCF’s Senior Advisor and Project Manager.  On Thursday, December 9, 2010, the GCF will host an official side event GCF: Cooperation among Subnational Governments and NGOs on REDD. The event will feature the attendance of Governors, state Secretaries of Environment, Ministers, and other high-level officials from the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Mexico.  More information about the GCF and the importance of REDD in international climate policy is available at