REDD+ safeguards in national policy discourse and pilot projects
July, 2012. Jagger, P.; Lawlor, K.; Brockhaus, M.; Gebara, M.F.; Sonwa, D.J.; Resosudarmo. I.A.P. Chapter 17. Analysing REDD+: Challenges and choices. Angelsen, A., Brockhaus, M., Sunderlin, W.D. and Verchot, L. (eds). Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. Pages 301-316. ISBN: 978-602-8693-80-6
Early adoption of national- and project-level social and environmental standards suggests that REDD+ policy makers, project personnel and investors value REDD+ safeguards. To gain national-level buy-in for REDD+ safeguards, national sovereignty must be recognised and competing safeguard policies should be harmonised.
The REDD+ safeguards dialogue needs to move away from highlevel international discussions and towards action. This includes introducing guidelines, low-cost strategies and capacity building to support the interpretation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of safeguards.
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Keywords: c. National Policy & Legislation, n. Social Aspects, o. Environmental Aspects, Other Publications, biodiversity, National policy, projects, REDD, safegaurds