REDD+ and Biodiversity Conservation: Approaches Experiences and Opportunities for Improved Outcomes
The purpose of this report is to discuss current work on biodiversity issues, and mechanisms to address existing safeguard policies and frameworks, and national programs and forest carbon project activities. It closes by providing recommendations on how to ensure positive biodiversity impacts in emerging REDD+ initiatives. There is already a vast array of biodiversity policies to pull lessons learned, and applying these can help REDD+ shape how these forest issues are addressed moving forward.
The report also reviews safeguards already in place for biodiversity considerations within REDD+ such as guiding principals made by the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to avoid harm and incentivize positive impacts. Other discussions include national REDD+ programs and biodiversity conservation in forest carbon projects.