Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Guidance for the provision of information on REDD+ governance - DRAFT

Year of publication 2011
This draft Guidance is a response to the rapid developments in relation to REDD+. A major step forward was achieved in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2010 where an agreement was reached on the activities, principles and safeguards underlying REDD+, including on the need for systems to provide information on how the safeguards are being addressed and respected throughout the undertaking of REDD+ activities. Against this background, this document offers Guidance for the provision of information on dimensions of governance that are important for successful REDD+ implementation, including REDD+ safeguards. Its objective is to provide flexible guidance on main elements to consider when establishing a national information system. The Guidance is structured around three main questions: what information to provide, how to generate and provide this information and who should be involved in providing it. This Guidance has been developed to assist REDD+ countries seeking to achieve the objectives and activities agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) within the context of their overarching goal of sustainable development. It encourages REDD+ countries to build on existing institutional structures, where possible, for the design of national REDD+ information systems. It is intended for use by national governments, who are primarily responsible for ensuring that REDD+ activities are effectively implemented and safeguards addressed and respected.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility