The United Nations Collaborative Programme
on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries
 
Follow us on
YouTube RSS Twitter Blogger Blogger
 
 
 


News

The Philippines Seeks Inputs from UN-REDD on REDD+ Safeguards

The UN-REDD Programme shares its experience during a consultation workshop on biodiversity and governance safeguards in the Philippines.


The UN-REDD Programme presented its Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria (SEPC), as well as its work on Multiple Benefits for REDD+ and the Participatory Governance Assessments (PGA) for REDD+ at a recent consultation workshop organized by the Philippines-Swiss REDD+ initiative. The Ateneo School of Government and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation hosted a multi-stakeholder safeguards consultation workshop, with a focus on biodiversity and governance, in the Philippines from 31 March to 1 April 2012.

The workshop gave special focus to the implementation of biodiversity and governance safeguards, monitoring and reporting on safeguards and financing of safeguards. The discussion revealed a rich body of experience on implementing and monitoring safeguards, highlighting the need to compile these experiences into concrete lessons for REDD+ actors. Forest tenure, cross-sectoral coordination and the definition of "performance" emerged as key challenges in relation to safeguards. Suggested options to address these issues included community-based monitoring and convergence between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The workshop brought together experts and practitioners on REDD+ governance and biodiversity safeguards from civil society, Indigenous Peoples organizations and the public and private sectors.  This included the UN-REDD Programme and other participants such as the Africa Forest Forum, the International Tropical Timber Organization and the CoDE REDD+ partnership which co-prepared the Philippine National REDD+ Strategy.

The input received during the workshop will be used for the development of training and capacity building materials to further assist REDD+ countries. The report of the workshop will be available in the coming weeks at www.asg.ateneo.edu.

 
In this issue

News

Highlights from UN-REDD's 8th Policy Board Meeting

Update on Paraguay's REDD+ Progress

Nigeria Hosts Innovative "REDD+ University"

Clarifying Forest Governance in Viet Nam

The Philippines Seeks Inputs from UN-REDD on REDD+ Safeguards
Features & Commentary

Sudan's REDD+ Progress
By: Dr. Patrick Van Laake


Panama Focuses on the Multiple Benefits of REDD+
By: Gabriel Labbate
Reports & Analysis

UN-REDD Launches its 2011 Year in Review Report

UN-REDD Gender and REDD+ Report Now Available French and Spanish

Two New UN-REDD Workshop Reports now Available

New Go-REDD+ Issue Explores How to Become a "Forest Adding" Country
Looking ahead

Indonesia REDD+ Workshops on Participatory Governance Assessments and Free, Prior and Informed Consent
11-21 April, 2012: Bogor, Indonesia

Indigenous Peoples Dialogue for Africa
19-24 April, 2012: Arusha, Tanzania

Strengthening Accountability and Transparency in REDD+ in Africa Workshop
24-26 April, 2012: Lusaka, Zambia

FIP Sub-Committee Meeting
30 April-4 May, 2012: Wahsington, D.C., USA
Previous Issues

Browse the archives
We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at UN-REDD@UN-REDD.org