Safeguards Announcements

The report of a workshop, held in Ulaanbaatar in January 2017, on ‘linking social inclusion and safeguards in the REDD+ context in Mongolia’ has been released on the UN-REDD workspace.

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En el marco de la formulación de la Estrategia Integral de Control de la Deforestación y Gestión de los Bosques de Colombia, los días 4, 5 y 6 de julio se llevó a cabo el Taller Nacional Indígena de Salvaguardas en la ciudad de Bogotá. 

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The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to announce the launch of the Second Edition of its successful REDD+ Academy Learning Journals, making this valuable knowledge resource available to REDD+ policymakers, practitioners and communities worldwide. Covering twelve key REDD+ topics, the REDD+ Academy Learning Journals have been revised and updated by some of the world’s leading REDD+ experts to reflect REDD+ advancements in the Paris agreement, as well as showcasing Partner Country achievements through case studies.

Access the REDD+ Academy Learning Journals here.

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El Programa ONU-REDD publicó una versión del kit para facilitadores de talleres de su “Herramienta de Beneficios y Riesgos” (BeRT, por sus siglas en inglés). Este kit está diseñado para apoyar equipos nacionales aplicando las salvaguardas de REDD+. Cuando se desarrolla un enfoque nacional de salvaguardas, es útil identificar los beneficios y riesgos potenciales de las políticas y medidas (PAM) candidatas para REDD+, y el grado en el que las políticas, leyes y reglamentos (PLR) abordan estos beneficios y riesgos. El kit abarca una guía y seis planillas de trabajo que pueden ser adapten al trabajo en el taller. Read more

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Le Programme ONU-REDD a publié une boite à outils pour les animateurs d’atelier pour l’Outil d'identification des Bénéfices et des Risques (BERT). La boite à outils a été conçue pour aider les équipes de pays à appliquer les garanties REDD+. Dans l'élaboration d'une approche pays en matière de garanties pour REDD+, il est utile d'identifier les avantages et les risques potentiels des différentes politiques et mesures anticipées (P&M) pour REDD+ et la mesure dans laquelle les politiques, lois et règlements (PLR) existantes abordent ces bénéfices et risques. La boite à outils comprend un guide et six fiches de travail qui peuvent être adaptés au contexte de l’atelier.

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The UN-REDD Programme has released a workshop facilitators’ kit version of its ‘Benefits and Risks Tool’ (BeRT).  The kit is designed to support country teams in applying the REDD+ safeguards.  In developing a country approach to safeguards for REDD+, it is useful to identify the potential benefits and risks of different anticipated policies and measures (PAMs) for REDD+, and the extent to which existing policies, laws and regulations (PLRs) tackle these benefits and risks.  The kit comprises a guide and six worksheets, which can be used flexibly in a workshop setting. 

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Guyana's Ameridian Land Titling Project, funded by the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), recently adopted a Guideline for Amerindian Land Titling in Guyana. The Guideline, developed by stakeholders including the government, indigenous peoples as well as other natural resource users, aims to address stakeholder grievances and improve Guyana's land titling processes.

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Mongolia is advancing the development of its safeguards approach and National Forest and Climate Change Strategy, with a workshop on benefits and risks assessment of proposed ‘policies and measures’ being held in Ulaanbaatar today.

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Myanmar is launching work on the development of its national approach to the REDD+ safeguards, with a workshop being held in Nay Pyi Taw this week. 

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This Methodological Brief provides guidance, concrete entry points and good practice examples to help UN-REDD Programme partner countries achieve gender-responsive REDD+ action across the REDD+ policy cycle, including in design, implementation and monitoring.

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To protect against potential risks and promote benefits from REDD+, seven safeguards must be supported throughout the implementation of REDD+ actions. These are known as the "Cancun safeguards", and were agreed at the 16th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate held in Cancun in 2010 (COP16).

Many UN-REDD partner countries are developing safeguards approaches and information systems with UN-REDD Programme support. To help share the latest information on country progress, this page includes links to workshop reports and materials (especially from 2015 onwards) as well as more formally published outputs. Spatial analysis products whose goals include safeguard support are found on the Multiple Benefits Country Resources Hub.

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A wealth of global knowledge products are also available on the Safeguards Technical Knowledge page.  

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Cross River State, with more than 50% of Nigeria’s remaining tropical high forests, has been the focus of REDD+ activity in the country. Within the context of the National REDD+ Readiness Programme, a recent priority for Cross River has been safeguards. UN-REDD Programme Safeguards Coordinator Steve Swan speaks with Edu Effiom, Chairman of the National Safeguards Working Group, to learn about their experiences engaging in a multi-stakeholder process to meet international requirements on REDD+ safeguards. Click here to read more.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been a leading proponent of REDD+ under the UNFCCC, jointly tabling an agenda item on “Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action” in 2005 with Costa Rica. Since 2010 PNG has been implementing REDD+ readiness activities including the development of a national forest monitoring system (NFMS), a forest reference emission level (FREL)/Forest Reference Level(FRL), a safeguards system and a national REDD+ strategy; as well as raising awareness among a diverse range of stakeholders including land owners, government ministries, CSOs, NGOs and the private sector. PNG has received REDD+ readiness support from a number of sources including the UN-REDD Programme, the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), JICA, the EU, GIZ, UNDP and FAO.

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The Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to hire an international consultant to prepare the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments (SESA) report, Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and develop Safeguard Information System (SIS) for REDD+ Program of Bhutan.

In this regard, we would like to invite proposals for carrying out the above tasks, to commence by January 2017. The proposal should be submitted to Ms. Sigyel Delma, officiating Chief Forestry Officer, WMD at . The deadline for applications is November 29, 2016 at 14.00 hrs, Bhutan Standard Time.

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Como parte de la Serie de Webinars Regionales organizada por el Programa ONU-REDD en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, 13 países de la región tuvieron la opoturnidad de conocer las experiencias de Colombia, Chile, Ecuador y México sobre enfoques nacionales de salvaguardas y avances hacia la construcción de sistemas de información de salvaguardas durante Agosto de 2016.

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Bhutan has finalized a roadmap for developing its country approach to REDD+ safeguards.  The roadmap sets outs important steps for the development of Bhutan’s approach to safeguards and identifies roles and responsibilities for these actions. It also takes stock of existing platforms and systems that should inform the country approach and establishes a timeline and milestones for its development.

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En diversos espacios se continúa consolidando la construcción participativa de enfoques en torno al abordaje de las causas de deforestación en el Pacífico colombiano y la formación de capacidades con actores nacionales sobre salvaguardas sociales y ambientales.

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