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Views on potential additional guidance on informing on how all safeguards are being addressed and respected. Submission from a Party.

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The Conference of the Parties (COP), in its decision 12/CP.17, paragraph 3, agreed that developing country Parties undertaking the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, should provide a summary of information on how all of the safeguards referred to in decision 1/CP.16, appendix I, are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the activities. In the same decision, paragraph 6, the COP requested the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, at its thirty-sixth session, to consider the need for further guidance to ensure transparency, consistency, comprehensiveness and effectiveness when informing on how all safeguards are addressed and respected and, if appropriate, to consider additional guidance, and to report to the COP at its eighteenth session. This document contains a submission on the matter referred to above from the United States of America. In accordance with the procedure for miscellaneous documents, this submission is attached and reproduced in the language in which it was received and without formal editing

Item 4 of the provisional agenda
Methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries
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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 12/04/2012