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The REDD+ SES Secretariat participated in the UNFCCC COP20 hold Lima, Peru, in December 2014 and presented lessons learned from supporting countries with developing effective Safeguards Information Systems at the following side events:


  • REDD+ Implementation: Legal and governance foundations, Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Safeguards


The side event, organized by the Government of Sweden, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP), Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature, REDD Safeguards Working Group and REDD+ SES Initiative on 5th December 2014, provided a platform for discussion on the importance of the rule of law and strong national governance frameworks for implementation of REDD+, including for effective safeguards implementation and information systems, and for ensuring respect for rights and traditional governance systems of Indigenous Peoples to promote sustainable land management.


  • Learning from REDD Safeguards Information Systems (SIS): Voices from research, policy and practice


Organized the REDD+ SES Initiative and CIFOR on 7th December 2014 in the framework of the Global Landscapes Forum, this discussion forum provided an opportunity to synthesize lessons learned from early REDD+ SIS implementation, and think ahead to monitoring and supporting REDD+ safeguards in the post-2020 climate regime, at a time when the Warsaw REDD+ Framework requires that countries establish safeguards information systems (SIS) in order for them to be eligible for results-based payments, which has placed safeguards higher on international and national REDD+ agendas and drawn more attention to future financing requirements of REDD+. Download presentations and watch the event here.