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21 February 2020
English

REDD+ safeguards information systems: Moving from design to operation – Workbook

uploaded by Charlotte Hicks

This workbook provides practical information, examples and exercises on key aspects of SIS establishment and operation.

05 February 2020
English

Report of the National Workshop on Development of a Safeguards Information System in Myanmar

uploaded by Cordula Epple

This is the report from a workshop held in Nay Pyi Taw, 29-30 January 2019. The aims of the workshop were to: discuss the results of an assessment of information systems and sources relevant to the Safeguards Information System (SIS); collect feedback for filling gaps in the assessment and on other relevant sources of information for the SIS; discuss possible approaches, barriers and opportunities for information collection and sharing; discuss options for the design of the SIS, including institutional arrangements, information structure and modalities for public access to information; update participants on process and requirements for the development of a Summary of Information on Safeguards (SoI).

03 February 2020
English

National Consultation Workshop on the Draft of Myanmar’s First Summary of Information on Safeguards

uploaded by Charlotte Hicks

This report sets out the content and results of the National Consultation Workshop on the Draft of Myanmar’s First Summary of Information (SoI) on Safeguards was conducted on 24th October 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on the draft SoI, in addition to building participants’ understanding of REDD+ Safeguards, SIS and how the safeguards are addressed and respected in Myanmar.

03 February 2020
English

National Consultation Workshop on the Draft of Myanmar’s First Summary of Information on Safeguards

uploaded by Charlotte Hicks

This report sets out the content and results of the National Consultation Workshop on the Draft of Myanmar’s First Summary of Information (SoI) on Safeguards was conducted on 24th October 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on the draft SoI, in addition to building participants’ understanding of REDD+ Safeguards, SIS and how the safeguards are addressed and respected in Myanmar. 

12 December 2019
English

Viet Nam Infobrief Series: Viet Nam’s approach to safeguards

uploaded by Leona Liu

*This is part of a series of info briefs produced in 2019 on the main lessons learned from Viet Nam's National REDD+ Programme 

REDD+ has the potential to deliver social and environmental benefits that go beyond mitigating climate change, but REDD+ actions could also entail some potential risks. In order to minimize these risks, and at the same time enhance the potential benefits, seven safeguards, known as the “Cancun safeguards” (See Box 1) are in place that must be addressed and respected throughout the implementation of REDD+ actions.

At the end of 2018, the Government of Viet Nam completed two key United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) requirements relating to safeguards: it submitted its first summary of information on safeguards, outlining how the country will address and respect the safeguards throughout REDD+ implementation, and also released an online safeguards information systems (SIS). Viet Nam became the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to complete the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ after fulfilling these safeguards requirements, which now make the country eligible to receive REDD+ results-based payments.

12 December 2019
English

Viet Nam Infobrief Series: Medicine from the forest - Medicine for the forest

uploaded by Leona Liu

Traditional therapeutic medicine in Viet Nam has a long history. Treatments based on medicinal plants are still often used in addition to, or even instead of, allopathic medicine by many Vietnamese. Viet Nam is home to an estimated 12,000 species of high-value plants, of which 10,500 have been identified. Approximately 36 percent of those are known to have medicinal properties. Herbal and aromatic plants are used to make soaps, bath solutions and medicines, such as balms for pain relief, and also supply modern pharmaceutical production chains. 

Since the mid-1990s, several once-abundant medicinal plants have been threatened with extinction from over-exploitation. In this respect, Viet Nam’s experience is similar to that of many other countries in the region, such as with blueberries in Mongolia and gaharu (agarwood or aloeswood) in Indonesia in the early 1990s. In Lao Cai and neighboring provinces, many fresh and processed products are sold domestically and to the Chinese markets just across the border, and demand is growing. As a result, what used to take the women only a few hours to collect, now requires several days of searching in the forests. Although Viet Nam has tremendous potential as a grower and producer of herbal medicine, it has gone from being an exporter to an importer of medicinal materials. 

Communities have become aware of the effects of forest destruction and over-exploitation and the dangers the “green goldmine” is facing. In 2017, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc urged government agencies and actors nationwide to develop measures to protect and promote traditional herbal medicines. He affirmed that such medicines are a treasure of the country, which can contribute to poverty reduction. He asked for solutions to tackle challenges in value and marketing chains, lower risks of extinction of many rare herbal plants, and careful use of advanced technology. 

Alliances by non-government organizations (NGO), Forest Protection Departments and local pharmaceutical companies have responded to the call for action. Jointly with local people, they have developed species and area management plans, enhanced capacities and benefit flows from the forest to the people. These initiatives are supported by, and aligned with, the new Forestry Law of 2017. This Law specifically prioritizes forest allocation to ethnic communities who have customary use of forests and recognizes communities as forest owners for the first time. The alliances have also helped to set up cooperatives to assist in the marketing of products. 

When the UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme launched its pilot activities in Lao Cai province, it was the “green goldmine” that connected the issues of forest carbon, local livelihoods and forest land tenure, presenting a promising formula for sustainable forest management. 

02 December 2019
Spanish

Salvaguarda Cultural Indígena y Afrodescendiente en el marco de REDD+

uploaded by Alice Van der Elstraeten

La Salvaguarda Cultural Indígena y Afrodescendiente debe ser entendida como el respeto, reconocimiento y práctica de los Derechos Colectivos o Derechos Fundamentales de los Pueblos Indígenas y Afrodescendientes (PIAHs) de Honduras. Sin duda, la existencia de las Salvaguardas de Cancún, los Estándares Sociales y Ambientales de PNUD, y las Políticas Operacionales de los Bancos, así como la ratificación de Convenios Internacionales asociados al cambio climático, diversidad biológica, y los tratados asociados a los derechos humanos, y derechos de los pueblos indígenas son el marco internacional de cumplimiento, para que se respeten los derechos de pueblos indígenas al momento de conducir un proceso que prepare a Honduras para un potencial pago por resultados asociado a REDD+.

30 August 2019
Spanish

Infografía Salvaguardas REDD+

uploaded by Alice Van der Elstraeten

Infografía Salvaguardas REDD + - Spanish

30 August 2019
Spanish

Infografía Salvaguardas REDD+

uploaded by Alice Van der Elstraeten

Infografía Salvaguardas REDD + - Spanish

30 August 2019
French

Infographique Sauvegardes REDD+

uploaded by Alice Van der Elstraeten

Infographique Sauveguardes REDD+ en français 

30 August 2019
English

Infographic REDD+ Safeguards

uploaded by Alice Van der Elstraeten

Infographic on REDD+ Safeguards in English

03 August 2019
Spanish

Informe Metodológico de ONU-REDD sobre Género

uploaded by Elizabeth Eggerts

Informe Metodológico de ONU-REDD sobre Género

05 July 2019
Spanish

Lista de Verificacion para Talleres Sensibles a las Cuestiones de Genero

uploaded by Elizabeth Eggerts

Esta simple lista de verificación se ha preparado para ayudar a los organizadores de los talleres a diseñar y aplicar talleres sensibles a las cuestiones de género a nivel regional, nacional o local.

05 July 2019
French

Liste de Controle pour les Ateliers Sensibles au Genre

uploaded by Elizabeth Eggerts

Cette liste de contrôle simplifiée a été préparée de sorte à assister les organisateurs dans la conception et la réalisation d’ateliers prenant en compte la dimension du genre, ceci aux niveaux régional, national ou local.

05 July 2019
English

UN-REDD Gender Marker Information Brief

uploaded by Elizabeth Eggerts

This Information Brief provides key details about the UN-REDD Gender Marker Rating System which was created in 2017 to track and monitor the gender responsiveness of UN-REDD’s technical assistance.

26 February 2019
English

Info Brief: South-South Cooperation Ghana and Ecuador

uploaded by Ela Ionescu

Info Brief: South-South Cooperation Ghana and Ecuador

This brief contains experiences and lessons learned from South-South Knowledge Exchange between Ghana and Ecuador.

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