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Submission on Safeguard Information Systems (SIS) on the Types of Information on How the Safeguards are Being Addressed and Respected

Submission by Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education) Also on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Partnership on Climate Change, Forests and Sustainable Development, 24 September 2014

This submission is in line with the consideration of SBSTA at its forty-­first session (December 2014), inviting the following:

  • Developing country Parties to submit to the secretariat, by 24 September 2014, their views on experiences and lessons learned from their development of systems for providing information on how all the safeguards are being addressed and respected and the challenges they face in developing such systems;
  • Parties and admitted observer organizations to submit to the secretariat, by 24 September 2014, their views on the type of information from systems for providing information on how the safeguards are being addressed and respected that would be helpful and that may be provided by developing country Parties.

 

This submission reiterates the Cancun Agreements wherein parties agreed to develop a robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of REDD Plus activities, including sub-­national monitoring and reporting as an interim measure. The establishment of a robust national forest monitoring system is meant to monitor and report on how developing States-­Parties are reducing their emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conserving and enhancing forest carbon stocks and sustainably managing forests. Paragraph 71(d) of the Cancun Agreement further requests developing country Parties to develop a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for providing information on how the safeguards in the Cancun Agreement are being addressed and respected.

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