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Safeguards Information System (SIS) in REDD+: What Should It Deliver for Indigenous Peoples

The decision of the Nineteenth Conference of Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) requires that the Parties submit the most recent summary of information on how all social and environmental safeguards have been addressed and respected in order to be able to access results-based finance. However, it does not provide clarity on how effectively and to what extent these safeguards should be addressed. It also lacks information on ways to redress potential violation of indigenous peoples’ rights resulting from REDD+ activities. In the upcoming 41st session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Techno- logical Advice (SBSTA) at COP 20 in Lima, Peru, it is therefore vital that the Parties strengthen the global requirements on protecting the rights of indigenous peoples by anchoring the Safeguards Information System (SIS) to the international standards on human rights and indigenous peoples’ rights, such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and conventions relevant to indigenous peoples. Further, the 41st session of SBSTA should come out with a rights-based global guidance for REDD+ countries to design Safeguard Information Systems and to implement, monitor and report on REDD+ safeguards, with the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities.

 

 

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