The Nigeria National Safeguards Working Group is pleased to release the: Cross River State REDD+ Safeguards Principles & Criteria: Assisting the design of REDD+ policies and measures.  

The primary purpose of this tool is to inform the design of REDD+ policies and measures (PaMs), with opportunities for immediate application in the CRS REDD+ Strategy and the National REDD+ Framework Strategy development processes.  It is intended that the P&C should be applied during PaMs design as a checklist, or screening tool, to ensure safeguards considerations are mainstreamed into REDD+ actions. This will help to ensure that they yield carbon and non-carbon benefits, as well as present low-risk options for reducing GHG emissions.

The P&Cs are also expected to contribute to:

-          Reaching a common understanding and clarity on the Cancun safeguards, in accordance with national circumstances, among stakeholders in CRS and at the national-level;

-          Informing the development of a safeguards information system at the national level and a monitoring framework for REDD+ at the state level; and

-          Improving the governance of the REDD+ programme in CRS.

For more on this topic from Nigeria and other UN-REDD Programme countries, please visit the Safeguards Country Resources Hub

 

Photo: Nigerian National Safeguards Working Group in Calabar, Sept. 2016 ©UNEP-WCMC

Photo: Nigerian National Safeguards Working Group in Calabar, Sept. 2016 ©UNEP-WCMC