Establishing a REDD+ Safeguards Information System
From 2011 until today FORCLIME has supported the Center for Standardisation and Environment of the Ministry of Forestry in setting up an Information System on REDD+ Safeguards Implementation as agreed by the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC at their 16th session in Cancun in 2010.
The process began with a national stakeholder workshop in March 2011 to identify safeguards instruments and policies in use in the forest sector in Indonesia and to discuss their strengths and weaknesses. Instruments presented included both mandatory safeguards tools and procedures such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or the mandatory SFM certification as well as voluntary initiatives such as forest certification standards or high conservation value forest assessment. Of these existing safeguards instruments seven were later analysed in depth with regard to their relevance and suitability as REDD+ safeguards and the results validated. Based on the analysis a set of principles, criteria and indicators were derived to serve as a measuring tool for safeguards implementation in REDD+. The analysis and extraction of principles, criteria and indicators was carried out through a series of Focus Group Discussions with ressource persons from both governmental, civil society, private sector and research organisations with technical support from Daemeter Consulting. Moreover, the series of Focus Group Discussions conducted in 2011 and 2012 also generated proposals for the structure, information flow and functioning of the REDD+ Safeguards Information System. In the beginning of 2013 a tool for the self-assessment and reporting on safeguards implementation by REDD+ activity proponents has been created. The next step in the process is to develop a prototype database and web-platform by which information on REDD+ safeguards implementation will be provided to interested stakeholders. FORCLIME will further support trials of the system at the provincial level.
For more information contact:
At FORCLIME: Rayan Mohammad: Mohammad.Rayan@giz.de
At the Centre for Standardization and Environment: Novi Widyaningtyas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or download relevant publications from our media and publications page such as
Principles, Criteria and Indicators for a System for Providing Information on REDD+ Safeguards Implementation (SIS-REDD+) in Indonesia. Centre for Standardization and Environment, Ministry of Forestry, and Forests and Climate Change Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, 2013.
Or consult the Website of the Centre for Standardization and Environment, Ministry of Forestry: www.staneclime.org