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REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards (Version 2)

The evolution of the REDD+ SES

REDD+ SES were developed through a participatory and inclusive process from May 2009 through workshops in four developing countries and two public comment periods leading to publication of Version 1 in June 2010.  An International Standards  Committee representing a balance of interested parties including governments, Indigenous Peoples’ organizations, community associations, social and environmental NGOs and the private sector oversees the initiative.  The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) and CARE International serve as the international secretariat of the REDD+ SES initiative with technical support from the Proforest Initiative.Ecuador, the State of Acre in Brazil, Nepal, and the Province of Central Kalimantan in Indonesia are using the REDD+ SES.  They are all following the same country-led multi-stakeholder process detailed in a separate document ‘Guidelines for the Use of the REDD+ SES at country level’, which involves three core elements: governance, interpretation and assessment (more information  is  available at  www.redd-standards.org). Anumber of other countries/provinces are starting to use REDD+ SES including Guatemala, Mexico, San Martin Region in Peru, Amazonas State in Brazil, Liberia, and Tanzania.

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