UNEP-WCMC has developed operational guidelines to assist countries to implement biodiversity safeguards for REDD+. At the most recent meeting of the UNFCCC (Cancun, Dec 2010), the Parties to the Convention agreed a full set of social and environmental safeguards. With support from DEFRA (UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), we have formulated a set of guidelines that focus on implementing the biodiversity safeguards. These guidelines address both the potential risks to biodiversity presented by REDD+, and the many opportunities for REDD+ to benefit biodiversity conservation. The summary report, containing the operational guidelines can be found here.
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