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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.

23 February 2019
English

Elaboration et mise en place d’un système d’information sur les sauvegardes, rapport final, Août 2017

uploaded by Dave

A l’issu de la conférence de Cancun en 2010, les pays signataires de la
Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC)
se sont convenus de sept (07) garanties, lesquelles sont requises et soutenues
pour les activités REDD+ (Décision 1 / CP.16 Annexe 1 Paragraphe 2). Ces
garanties sont denommées « Garanties de Cancun ». A la suite des conférences
des parties à Durban en 2011 et à Varsovie en 2013, il a été convenu que les
pays mettant en œuvre des activités REDD+ doivent fournir un résumé des
informations sur la façon dont toutes les garanties ont été prises en compte et
respectées (Décision 12 / CP.17) au niveau de la CNUCC tous les 4 ans. En effet,
il a été convenu en marge de cette la conférence de Varsovie, l’élaboration de (i) la
stratégie national ou plan d’action REDD+ , (ii) niveau d’emission de référence, (iii)
le système national de surveillance des forêts et (iv) la système d’information sur
les garanties (SIS).

23 February 2019
English

Framework of the SIS in Ghana, draft, September 2018 (English)

uploaded by Dave

The development of a Safeguard Information System (SIS) is one of the three safeguard-
related requirements 1 outlined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) and is linked to the delivery of results-based payments 2 .
Although there are no official guidelines on how countries are supposed to set up a system
for providing information on how safeguards are addressed and respected (commonly known
as a Safeguard Information System or SIS), Parties to the UNFCCC have agreed on some broad
guidance on the characteristics of a SIS.

23 February 2019
English

Ghana REDD+ Social and Environmental Principles, Criteria and Indicators, draft, September 2018 (English)

uploaded by Dave

The development of a Safeguard Information System (SIS) is one of the three safeguard-
related requirements 1 outlined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) and is linked to the delivery of results-based payments 2 .
Although there are no official guidelines on how countries are supposed to set up a system
for providing information on how safeguards are addressed and respected (commonly known
as a Safeguard Information System or SIS), Parties to the UNFCCC have agreed on some broad
guidance on the characteristics of a SIS

07 February 2019
English

Info Brief: Exposure to Risks Posed by Unsustainable Land Use: What Can Burmese Banks Do?

uploaded by Leona Liu

Exposure to Risks Posed by Unsustainable Land Use: What Can Burmese Banks Do?

Land use is the foundation of the Burmese economy. As the Burmese banking sector develops and expands, it will be exposed to new challenges associated with unsustainable land use and deforestation. This brief is the second in a two-part series; the first info brief examined how the Burmese banking sector could be exposed to risk generated through unsustainable land use and deforestation. This second part focuses on measures that Burmese banks can take to minimize any exposure to unsustainable land use and deforestation, while aligning their portfolio with sustainable and profitable businesses that are able to foster and reinforce a healthy functioning environment.

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