REDD: A Common Approach to Safeguards

Publication - November 29, 2011
The Cancun agreement lists seven safeguards in accordance with which REDD+ activities are to be undertaken, and which are to be promoted and supported:
  • consistency with existing forest programmes and international agreements;
  • transparent and effective national forest governance structures;
  • respect for the knowledge and rights of indigenous peoples and local communities;
  • full and effective participation of relevant stakeholders;
  • protection of natural forests and biodiversity;
  • addressing the risk of reversals ('permanence'); and
  • addressing the risk of displacement of emissions ('leakage')

REDD: A Common Approach to Safeguards

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