Cambodia interpretation of safeguard A
The REDD+ Strategy is designed in compliance with the objectives of national forestry policies, considering jurisdictional arrangements, and consistent with provisions of the relevant treaties and international conventions to which Cambodia is a ratified party.
Core elements of Cambodia’s clarification of safeguard A:
- The National REDD+ strategy is consistent with the objectives of national forest relevant policies
- The National REDD+ strategy is consistent with relevant and applicable international conventions and agreements
Governance arrangements for safeguard A
The Royal Government of Cambodia has instituted several policies and laws which aim to create a coherent, national forestry management program, including a unified definition for a management framework. The Forestry Law defines a management framework for forests, with the National Forest Program specifically aimed at unifying the goals of any forest resource development program.
Cambodia is also a signatory to 39 relevant international treaties.
The mission of the National REDD+ Strategy is to strengthen the functioning and capacity of national and sub- national institutions for effective implementation of policies, laws and regulations to enhance management of natural resources and forest lands, and biodiversity conservation.
Information on implementation of safeguard A
A.1. Description of how the implementation of the REDD+ PAMs is consistent with the objectives of national forest programmes.
A.2. Description of how the implementation of the REDD+ PAMs is consistent with the objectives of the various international agreements to which Cambodia is a Party