UN-REDD Programme Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria, developed in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC, welcomed as a guiding framework

The Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria (SEPC) provide a guiding framework for the UN-REDD Programme to address social and environmental issues in REDD+ and can support countries in developing national approaches to social and environmental safeguards for REDD+. The SEPC, which include revisions in the light of the most recent consultation with a wide range of countries, agencies and civil society organisations, were welcomed by the UN-REDD Policy Board at its 8th meeting. The SEPC, its supporting document and a matrix of the comments received and the SEPC teams responses to them can be found here.