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Communities & forests | 1 October 2019

How can REDD+ promote and support social safeguards in national laws?
Communities & forests

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How can REDD+ promote and support social safeguards in national laws?

In West and Central Africa, home to 25% of the world’s tropical forests, the climate challenge is set against the threat of deforestation. In light of this threat, national laws and regulations seek to protect, restore, and manage the use of these forests for national development.

International initiatives such as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) have identified that strengthening national laws to improve forest governance is an important tool to strike a balance between protection of forests and national development.

In this briefing, ClientEarth compares how the laws of GhanaLiberia and the Republic of Congo promote and support REDD+ safeguards on social protections. We particularly focus on:

  • participation;
  • transparency;
  • land tenure rights; and
  • benefit sharing.

Click here to access this briefing's executive summary.

This briefing is also accessible in French: Comment la REDD+ peut-elle contribuer à promouvoir et soutenir les garanties sociales dans les législations nationales ?