FORCLIME together with Ministry of Forestry staff from the Centre for Forestry Standardization (Pustanling) participated in a two-day conference on REDD+ Safeguards in Subic, Philippines from 11 to 12 of March 2014. The conference was organised by the REDD+ Working Group of the GIZ knowledge exchange forum, the Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development (SNRD) Asia of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in collaboration with Philippine partners.
The following objectives were discussed and elaborated during the conference:
• Lead an in-depths discussion on REDD+ safeguards implementation, in light of the REDD+ decisions at COP 19 in Warsaw in 2013
• Build and enhance capacities among government agencies and develop cooperation organisations, in relation to REDD+ safeguards and safeguards information systems
• Learn how safeguards are being implemented during a field trip to a forest conservation area in an ancestral domain of indigenous peoples
The participants in the conference represented GIZ staff as well as national partner institutions from several REDD+ countries in Asia such as India, Indonesia, Lao DPR, Mongolia, Philippines, The Pacific Islands, and Vietnam.
For more information please contact:
Mathias Bertram, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy