CCBA & CARE’s REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards: Experience using REDD+ SES November, 2011. REDD+ Social and Environmental St
REDD+ SES consists of principles, criteria and indicators that define high social and environmental performance of government-led REDD+ programs. They provide a framework for country-led multi-stakeholder assessment of REDD+ program design, implementation and outcomes.
REDD+ SES were developed through a participatory and inclusive process from May 2009 through workshops in four developing countries and two public comment periods leading to publication of Version 1 in June 2010. An International Standards Committee representing a balance of interested parties including governments, Indigenous Peoples’ organizations, community associations, social and environmental NGOs and the private sector oversees the initiative. The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) and CARE International serve as the international secretariat of the REDD+ SES initiative with technical support from the Proforest Initiative.
Ecuador, the State of Acre in Brazil, Nepal, the Province of Central Kalimantan in Indonesia and Tanzania has started using the standards. They are all following the same country-led multi-stakeholder process, which involves three core elements: governance, interpretation and assessment.
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