REDD+ Social & Environmental Standards version 1 June 2010
This initiative is developing standards that can be used by governments, NGOs, financing agencies and other stakeholders to design and implement REDD+ programs that respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities and generate significant social and environmental co-benefits. The standards are designed for government-led programs of policies and measures for REDD+ implemented at national or state/provincial/regional level and for all forms of fund-based or market-based financing.
The standards have been developed through an inclusive process engaging governments, NGOs and other civil society organizations, Indigenous Peoples organizations, international policy and research institutions and the private sector. The standards initiative is overseen by a Standards Committee representing a balance of interested parties and is facilitated by the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) and CARE International.
1 June 2010