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REDD+ Safeguards in Peru: Opportunities and Challenges

Peru is one of the four countries with the largest tropical forest cover and has one of the largest Indigenous populations globally. It is also one of the REDD+ “early movers” with several early initiatives in its Amazonian region.

As REDD+ moves to its results-based payments phase, there is a need to focus on how safeguards are being designed and implemented on the ground.

CIFOR-ICRAF, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) will convene a multistakeholder workshop to share experiences from research and practice regarding the interpretation and implementation of the REDD+ safeguards in Peru. Led by its Ministry of the Environment, the country has shown progress towards fulfilling its Cancun safeguards requirements under the UNFCCC.

The workshop is part of the activities of the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS-REDD+) and will include presentations from CIFOR-ICRAF scientists, representatives from the Ministry of Environment of Peru, and other organizations advancing the discussions on REDD+ safeguards in the country. The workshop will also include a discussion panel with representatives from civil society, government officials, Indigenous Peoples and international organizations to reflect on the opportunities, challenges and lessons learned from the REDD+ safeguards process in Peru and the way forward.


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