FCPF/UN-REDD Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines Open for Comment

6 June 2011: The UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) have called for public comments on jointly developed guidelines on stakeholder engagement in REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management of forests, and conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries) readiness, with a focus on the participation of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and other forest-dependent communities.

The Guidelines intended to harmonize procedures and guidance material from UN-REDD and FCPF, and incorporate guidance from both the UN-REDD's "Operational Guidance: Engagement of IPs and Other Forest Dependent Communities" and FCPF's "Guidance Note on National Consultation and Participation for REDD." The working draft is available in English, French and Spanish. [Publication: Joint Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness] [UN-REDD Press Release]