REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards

From Open Energy Information


"While activities that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and contribute to conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) have the potential to deliver significant social and environmental cobenefits, many have also highlighted the serious risks notably for Indigenous Peoples and local communities, and in particular for marginalized and/or vulnerable social groups within these forest-dependent communities. Recognizing growing awareness at both international and national levels of the need for effective social and environmental safeguards, this initiative aims to define and build support for a higher level of social and environmental performance from REDD+ programs."


  1.  "REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards"