Presentation on theme: "PRESENTED BY: RAHIMA NJAIDI MJUMITA 3 RD APRIL 2012."— Presentation transcript:
PRESENTED BY: RAHIMA NJAIDI MJUMITA 3 RD APRIL 2012
9 pilot projects REDD+ Strategy development-second draft National REDD Task Force Five technical working groups Legal, governance and safeguards Finance MRV Agriculture Energy
The term “safeguards” refers to the need to protect against social and/or environmental damage or harm. It is often used in reference to measures, such as policies or procedures, designed to prevent undesirable outcomes of actions or programmes. Safeguards can be an effective risk management policy. They ensure that environmental and social issues are evaluated in decision making, help assess and reduce the risks, and provide a mechanism for consultation and disclosure of information.
Safeguards and standards can help ensure REDD+’s social and environmental risks are avoided/mitigated, benefits are enhanced, and costs and benefits are equitably shared
Indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities: basis for ensuring rights and interests addressed; mechanism with which to hold REDD proponents accountable Country Governments: principles for national program that will integrate social and environmental consideration, contribute to sustainable development, and meet human rights obligations Civil Society: helps in advocacy and provides framework for civil society-driven REDD+ initiatives
Donors: assurance that funds will be directed towards actions that minimize adverse social and environmental impacts and potentially enhance social and environmental aspects Financiers and investors: assurance that adverse social and environmental impacts will be managed in countries and thus reduce the risks for investment in REDD+ programmes Multilateral institutions: provide consistent means to meet legal and policy commitments. Private sector: clear set of environmental and social terms by which to engage in ventures All: improve equity, effectiveness and sustainability of REDD+ in delivering benefits for climate, communities and biodiversity and minimize risks
four internationally recognised sets are particularly applicable to the Tanzanian national programme UN FCCC Guidance and Safeguards: A high-level, general set of guidance and safeguards directed to State Parties. They are mostly focused on avoiding / mitigating negative impacts. Their primary strength is that they represent international consensus for REDD+ policies, processes, and outcomes. As a Party to the convention, Tanzania has a strong mandate to comply with them.
FCPF standards, including World Bank OPs and SESA procedures; UN REDD programmes draft Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria; free, prior, and informed consent guidance; and complaints mechanisms guidance; and REDD + Social and Environmental Standards (REDD+ SES). These standards support the design and implementation of government-led REDD+ programmes, to help ensure respect for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities and to help generate significant social and environmental benefits.
Together cover major social and environmental concerns - minimum standard of “do no harm” to additional benefits for communities, the environment, and Tanzania as a whole. Also vary significantly; each has strengths and drawbacks.
Capacity building workshop Technical working group on legal, governance and safeguards Ensure that legal, governance and safeguard issues in the national REDD+ Strategy document are adequately presented. Assist NRTF and Secretariat to review proposals submitted for Social and Environmental Safeguards processes for REDD+, and review reports that will be submitted Assist NRTF and Secretariat to ensure compliance of REDD+ project on matters related to legal, governance and safeguards aspects
Tanzania abides by the Durban decision on safeguard information system i.e. Engage an expert to facilitate specific activities (e.g. review of existing national and international safeguards). Facilitate establishment of a country level Standards Committee to oversee use of the REDD+ SES in Tanzania Facilitate the assessment process to collect, review and report information on social and environmental performance based on the country-specific indicators.