The UNFCCC REDD+ Safeguards constitute an international framework of social, environmental and governance principles, under which any REDD+ action or activity should be implemented. By following this framework, countries can both minimize risks posed by REDD+, and go beyond risk minimization, maximizing the potential for realizing multiple benefits (carbon and non-carbon).
In order to ensure that the UNFCCC REDD+ Safeguards are addressed and respected; is important to develop a clear understanding of the content and objectives encompassed in them, and the international legal obligations associated with them. This guidance aims to assist national and local policy makers, local community and indigenous peoples’ representatives, civil society, donors and REDD+ practitioners in understanding and implementing the UNFCCC REDD+ Safeguards. The guide provides a legal analysis of the substantive obligations contained in the UNFCCC REDD+ Safeguards by drawing on relevant and applicable international legal obligations, and identifies potential implementation measures to ensure their effective implementation.
|Published||June 1, 2013|
|Found in||ForestsRule of law|