The role of the legal framework in ensuring REDD+ activities are consistent with the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards: Country experiences implementing a country safeguard approach

The role of the legal framework in ensuring REDD+ activities are consistent with the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards: Country experiences implementing a country safeguard approach

This paper demonstrates how countries are working to achieve this through the application of a Country Safeguards Approach to REDD+ activities, drawing on examples from countries in Latin America.

It highlights that we are yet to see a fully articulated Country Safeguard Approach, but that the exposition of the international requirements and major challenges faced by countries in relation to safeguards underscore the importance of the legal framework for developing such a country approach. Secondly, the paper concludes that this exposition has shown the importance of specifying the Cancun Safeguards to the domestic context and linking them with the implementation of REDD+ activities.

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