A new book titled “Safeguards Information System for REDD+ in Indonesia – Moving towards an Operational SIS-REDD+” has been published in September 2016. The publication was developed collaboratively between the Forest and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) and its Indonesian partners from the REDD+ Division at Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in Indonesia.
Since 2011, FORCLIME and MoEF have been working together to set up a Safeguards Information System for REDD+ (SIS-REDD+) in Indonesia as mandated in the UNFCCC’s decision at COP 16 in Cancun, and to ensure minimum negative impacts on people and the environment from REDD+ related activities. Through a multi-stakeholder process the seven Cancun safeguards were translated into the Indonesian context. This included an analysis of existing safeguards-related instruments in Indonesia (such as policies, regulations and practices), followed by the development of principles, criteria and indicators (PCI) for the SIS-REDD+. Furthermore, an assessment tool for REDD+ implementers to measure compliance with the REDD+ safeguard PCI was developed, and a web-platform presenting information on safeguards implementation established. While sub-national level implementation of the SIS-REDD+ has already been piloted in East Kalimantan and Jambi provinces, next steps include expansion of SIS-REDD+ operationalization throughout Indonesia, and the establishment of a legal umbrella framework for SIS-REDD+.
To communicate these valuable experiences and lessons learned to the wider REDD+ community, both in Indonesia and internationally, the REDD+ Division at MoEF and FORCLIME jointly developed the consolidated book “Safeguards Information System for REDD+ in Indonesia – Moving towards an Operational SIS-REDD+”.
The book can be downloaded via the FORCLIME website: Media and Publication
For further information, please contact:
Nina-Maria Gaiser, FORCLIME Junior Advisor