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REDD+ success depends on equitable engagement of community stakeholders, as here in Nepal.
Photo: Paula J. Williams

REDD+ will only succeed if activities are feasible, sustainable and sound from a financial, social and environmental perspective. As such, then REDD+ needs to address a range of issues, including land and carbon tenure, gender, human rights, democracy, governance, and benefit sharing. REDD+ must equitably engage many stakeholders, especially local communities, living in, or near, forests, but also private sector actors who drive deforestation. International agencies have agreed that REDD+ initiatives should "do no harm" to forest communities or the environment, but many advocate that REDD+ should do more, i.e., "do good" by reducing poverty or improving biodiversity conservation. REDD+ brings risks and opportunities for rural populations, especially indigenous peoples, and needs social and environmental safeguards, standards, and guidelines to manage those risks. FCMC will assist USAID to assess best practices and develop SES guidelines and training applicable to a range of USAID-supported activities, and support work on impact assessment, monitoring, reporting, and verification of social and environmental costs, benefits, and impacts. FCMC will undertake this challenge by supporting REDD+ stakeholder consultation processes and testing SES standards at various levels, while enhancing capacity among various stakeholders and within regional institutions.

The concept of "social and environmental soundness" encompasses a range of different issues, approaches, methodologies, interventions and monitoring. This approach includes the establishment of safeguard policies, identification of tools and methods, best practices standards and assessment of impacts, as well as utilization of participatory and inclusive approaches to the identification, design, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions and broad stakeholder engagement. It is vital that all activities ensure the equitable participation of stakeholders, including often marginalized populations such as women, the poor, vulnerable groups and indigenous peoples. Moreover, it is important that the social and environmental dimensions be well-integrated with each other, rather than considered as separate elements. The environmental and biodiversity issues of REDD+ will receive additional attention, in terms of the analysis of issues and development of training materials, to be done under this Task.

Although SES is one of the five main tasks of the FCMC Program, it also must be seen as a cross-cutting issue that is interwoven into all Program activities. The efforts to be conducted under the other Tasks need to be socially and environmentally sound, based upon broad stakeholder engagement and consensus building, including local community participation. All FCMC activities need to be gender sensitive, and wherever relevant, support the active participation and engagement of women.

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Full List of SES Documents Follow:

Lessons Learned from Community Forestry and Their Relevance for REDD+
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Lessons Learned from Community Forestry and Their Relevance for REDD+

This report summarizes findings from the three regional reports on lessons learned from decades of community forestry experiences in Asia, Latin America and Africa and generates recommendations and conclusions for REDD+.

 Lessons Learned from Community Forestry Their Relevance for REDD+: Issues Brief
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Lessons Learned from Community Forestry Their Relevance for REDD+: Issues Brief

This issues brief summarizes the information and analysis contained in the full report on Lessons Learned from Community Forestry. It includes recommendations and key conclusions based on the findings of all three regional reports.

 Las enseignements tirés de la foresterie communauraire et leur pertinence pour la REDD-plus: Presentation des questions
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Las enseignements tirés de la foresterie communauraire et leur pertinence pour la REDD-plus: Presentation des questions

Cette présentation des questions récapitule les principales questions du rapport Les Enseignements Tirés de La Foresterie Communautaire et leur pertinence pour la REDD-plus. Inclure recommandations et conclusions essentielles.

 Lecciones aprendidas de la silvicultura comunitaria y REDD+ en América Latina y su relevancia para REDD+
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Lecciones aprendidas de la silvicultura comunitaria y REDD+ en América Latina y su relevancia para REDD+

Este informe resume las lecciones aprendidas de décadas de experiencias sobre la silvicultura comunitaria in América Latina y genera recomendaciones y conclusiones para REDD+. Es uno de tres informes regionales sobre África, Asia y América Latina encargadas por FCMC, además…

 Lecciones aprendidas de la silvicultura comunitaria y su relevancia para REDD+: Informe temático
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Lecciones aprendidas de la silvicultura comunitaria y su relevancia para REDD+: Informe temático

Este informe temático resume la información y el análisis contenidos en el reporte sobre Lecciones Aprendidads de la Silvicultura Comunitaria. Incluye recomendaciones y conclusiones claves basadas en los hallazgos de todos tres reportes regionales.

Tenure Rights, Human Rights and REDD+: Knowledge, Skills and Tools for Effective Results
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Tenure Rights, Human Rights and REDD+: Knowledge, Skills and Tools for Effective Results

This document, intended for a multi-stakeholder audience generally familiar with REDD+, presents a framework for identifying and asserting tenure and human rights associated with forests and land use in the context of climate change policies and measures.

Report Brief: Tenure Rights, Human Rights and REDD+: Knowledge, Skills and Tools for Effective Results
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Report Brief: Tenure Rights, Human Rights and REDD+: Knowledge, Skills and Tools for Effective Results

This issues brief summarizes the main points covered in the full report on tenure and human rights related to REDD+. The full report is intended for a multi-stakeholder audience generally familiar with REDD+ and presents a framework for identifying and…

 Les Droits D’utilisation, Les Droits Humains et les Forets: Connaissances, Compétences et Outils Pour des Résultats Efficaces
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Les Droits D’utilisation, Les Droits Humains et les Forets: Connaissances, Compétences et Outils Pour des Résultats Efficaces

Cette synthèse fait ressortir les questions clés sur les droits humains et fonciers associés aux forêts et à l’utilisation des terres dans le contexte de la REDD-plus.

 Derechos de tenencia, derechos humanos y REDD+: conocimientos, destrezas y herramientas para obtener resultados efectivos: síntesis del informe
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Derechos de tenencia, derechos humanos y REDD+: conocimientos, destrezas y herramientas para obtener resultados efectivos: síntesis del informe

En esta síntesis se destacan diversos temas esenciales en torno a la tenencia y a los derechos humanos vinculados con el uso de los bosques y del suelo en el contexto de REDD+.

Les droits d’utilisation, les droits de l’homme et la REDD+ : connaissances compétences et outils pour des résultats efficaces
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Les droits d’utilisation, les droits de l’homme et la REDD+ : connaissances compétences et outils pour des résultats efficaces

Ce document, prévu pour une audience de multiples parties prenantes généralement familiarisées avec la REDD+, présente un cadre destiné à identifier et affirmer les droits d’utilisation et les droits de l’homme associés à l’utilisation des forêts et des terres dans…

Derechos de tenencia, derechos humanos y REDD+: conocimientos, destrezas y herramientas para obtener resultados efectivos
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Derechos de tenencia, derechos humanos y REDD+: conocimientos, destrezas y herramientas para obtener resultados efectivos

En este documento, dirigido a un grupo compuesto por diversos actores que generalmente están familiarizados con REDD+, se plantea un marco para identificar y ejercer derechos humanos y de tenencia relativos al uso de los bosques y de los suelos…

Methods for Assessing and Evaluating Social Impacts of Program-Level REDD+
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Methods for Assessing and Evaluating Social Impacts of Program-Level REDD+

REDD+ has the potential to significantly affect the livelihoods of those who depend on forests for their subsistence and income needs – presenting both risks and opportunities for these communities. To minimize risks and maximize benefits, programs must assess and…

Methods for Assessing and Evaluating Social Impacts of Program-Level REDD+: Issues Brief
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Methods for Assessing and Evaluating Social Impacts of Program-Level REDD+: Issues Brief

This issues brief summarizes the main points covered in the full paper on assessing and evaluating social impacts of REDD+. It highlights the major areas of analysis, and provides a list of the methodologies reviewed in the full report. This…

Evaluation des impacts sociaux de la REDD-plus au niveau des programmes : synthèse
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Evaluation des impacts sociaux de la REDD-plus au niveau des programmes : synthèse

Cette questions brèves résume les principaux points abordés dans le document complet sur l'évaluation et l'évaluation des impacts sociaux de la REDD +. Elle souligne les principaux domaines de l'analyse, et fournit une liste des méthodes examinées dans le rapport complet.

Informe temático: Estimando los impactos sociales del programa-nivel REDD+
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Informe temático: Estimando los impactos sociales del programa-nivel REDD+

Este informe temático resume los hallazgos claves y análisis del repore sobre la evaluación de los impactos sociales de programas de REDD+. Incluye conclusiones y recomendaciones para programación del futuro.

LISA-REDD Workshop Report: Social Impact Assessment Methodologies for National or Sub-National REDD+
Mar 12, 2015 · File

LISA-REDD Workshop Report: Social Impact Assessment Methodologies for National or Sub-National REDD+

In May 2012, FCMC supported a workshop for the Learning Initiative on Social Assessment of REDD+ (LISA-REDD) in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss Social Impact Assessment methodologies. This workshop report summarizes the presentations and discussions at the workshop, and elaborates upon…

Report Brief: REDD+ Social Safeguards and Standards Review
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Report Brief: REDD+ Social Safeguards and Standards Review

This briefing document summarizes the review of social and environmental safeguards and standards systems detailed in the full FCMC report. It assesses the REDD safeguards and standards applied by major bilateral, multilateral and NGO REDD+ initiatives.

Etude des sauvegardes et normés sociales REDD+ : Synthèse
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Etude des sauvegardes et normés sociales REDD+ : Synthèse

Ce document d'information résume l'examen des garanties sociales et environnementales et les systèmes de normes détaillées dans le rapport complet FCMC. Il évalue les garanties REDD et les normes appliquées par des initiatives bilatérales, multilatérales et ONG REDD + grands.

Informe: Los Salvaguardas y Estándares Sociales de REDD+
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Informe: Los Salvaguardas y Estándares Sociales de REDD+

Este informe resume el examen general de los sistemeas de salvaguardas y estándares sociales e ambientales detallados en el reporte completo de FCMC. Evalúa los salvaguardas y estándares de REDD aplicados por iniciativas mayores bilaterales, multilaterales y de los ONG.

REDD+ Social Safeguards and Standards Review
Mar 12, 2015 · File

REDD+ Social Safeguards and Standards Review

The FCMC Safeguards Review was prepared to assist implementers and policymakers understand and compare different approaches to social safeguards and standards for REDD+. The paper reviews safeguards and standard systems of multilateral and bilateral approaches, as well as nongovernmental and…

 
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