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Expert Meeting on “Guidance on systems for providing information on how safeguards for REDD-plus activities are addressed and respected”, Panama City, Panama, 8 - 9 October, 2011


The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its thirty-fourth session, considered views on 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 (REDD-plus), taking into account issues identified in appendix II to pdf-icon decision 1/CP.16 and relevant issues.  At this session, Parties identified a range of issues, including guidance on systems for providing information on how the safeguards referred to in appendix I to decision 1/CP.16 are addressed and respected, modalities relating to forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels, and modalities for measuring, reporting and verifying as referred to in appendix II to decision 1/CP.16.

To facilitate the consideration of these methodological issues, the SBSTA has requested the secretariat to organize, subject to the availability of supplementary funds, meetings of technical experts on matters referred to above, including a meeting before its thirty-fifth session.  At the same time, the SBSTA invited Parties and accredited observes to submit to the secretariat, by 19 September 2011, their views on these issues for consideration by the SBSTA at its thirty-fifth session.

For the conclusions of the SBSTA, at its thirty-fourth session, please see (pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2011/2, paragraphs 28 - 34)

This expert meeting is being organized in response to the mandate by the SBSTA referred to above.  Participation at this meeting is by invitation only.

Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Center
Vía Israel y Calle 77,  San Francisco
Panama City, 0819-05896
Panama, Republic of Panama


pdf-icon Agenda (110 kB)

pdf-icon List of Participants (140 kB)

Relevant documents
Nur Masripatin, Indonesia pdf-icon Indonesia's views on and efforts to promote and support safeguards for REDD+ activities (1209 kB)
Thanh Nguyen Truong, Vietnam pdf-icon Operationalizing REDD+ safeguards: options for Vietnam (1040 kB)
Kennan W. Rapp, World Bank (FCPF) pdf-icon World Bank safeguards as the basis for environmental and social risk management for the FCPF (362 kB)
Natalie Unterstell, Brazil pdf-icon Expert meeting on REDD+ and systems for provision of information on safeguards (1356 kB)
Ian Gray, GEF Secretariat pdf-icon Working with safeguards (441 kB)
Thais Linhares-Juvenal, UN-REDD pdf-icon Supporting countries in addressing REDD+ safeguards (280 kB)
Johannes Stahl, CBD pdf-icon REDD-plus safeguards (579 kB)
Brigitte Mukundji Eale, Democratic Rep. of Congo pdf-icon Integrating safeguards and standards in the REDD+ national process in DRC
(816 kB)
pdf-icon L'integration des variables sociales et environnementales dans la construction de la strategie REDD+ en RDC (1220 kB)

pdf-icon Co-chairs' summary of the expert meeting (115 kB)

Submission of views by Parties

Submission of views by non-governmental organizations 

Submission of views by intergovernmental organizations