Recommendations to SBSTA on Safeguards Information Systems

At COP 17, Parties adopted guidance on safeguards information systems (SIS).1 In the decision Parties requested SBSTA to consider the timing and frequency of the provision of information from the SIS and to consider the need for further guidance on the SIS.2 Since 2011, countries have started to develop policies and institutions for REDD+, including on safeguards and the SIS. It is clear from country experiences that further guidance is needed on the basis of lessons learned, in order to provide more clarity for those who are implementing safeguards and SIS in-country. These lessons need to be captured in order to inform further guidance, as well as the discussions on methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits, which are inherently related to safeguards implementation.

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