Cambodia interpretation of safeguard F & G
Risks of reversals and displacement of emissions of the REDD+ PAMs will be addressed through the MRV and national forest monitoring system.
Core elements of Cambodia’s clarification of safeguard F & G:
- Addressing risks of reversals is required by the REDD+ strategy
- Addressing risks displacement of emissions is required by the REDD+ strategy
Governance arrangements for safeguard F & G
Cambodia’s laws and regulations require mapping of forest resources. They require carrying out social and environmental impacts assessments and subsequent monitoring of activities and projects and numerous laws and regulations require environmental planning, including forest and protected area management planning, and regular monitoring and evaluation.
Cambodia’s laws aim prevent and fight forest fires, and include provisions to minimize risks posed to human health and the environment from pollutants, wastes, and hazardous materials addition to requiring environmental impact assessments to avoid, minimize, and mitigate those risks.
Cambodia’s provide law enforcement bodies with mandates to conduct routine monitoring. Policies provide mechanisms to improve mandates, resources, and expertise.
The National REDD+ Strategy outlines that Cambodia’s National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) will monitor information relevant to measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of REDD+ activities, and support broader forest sector policies and programmes, including the NFP, NPASMP and SPFF. The design of Cambodia’s NFMS uses a phased approach that incorporates inclusion of improved methods, data, and opportunities from strengthened capacity and evolving technology. This will ensure that the NFMS continues to provide timely, reliable, and accurate information that informs policy and practice to address deforestation and forest degradation drivers in Cambodia.
Information on implementation of safeguard F & G
F&G.1. Description of NFMS designed, maintained and implemented with the appropriate frequency to detect and provide information on reversals and displacement events
F&G.2. Description of carbon accounting risk mitigation mechanisms such as buffer pools
F&G.3. Number of TCo2 reduced since REDD+ intervention/implementation
F&G.4. Variation of deforestation rates in neighbouring areas before and after the REDD+ intervention/implementation.