What are safeguards?

Safeguards are social and environmental objectives and principles that must be observed to mitigate potential negative impacts arising from REDD+, as well as contribute to potentiate positive impacts.

Cambodia has given express recognition to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) REDD+ safeguards, established in the Cancun Agreements, which have been interpreted in accordance with the national context drawing on the relevant national and international legal framework.