The guidelines aim to support countries in determining how to respond to UNFCCC and other REDD+ safeguard commitments, by providing a framework and step-by-step guidance to support the design of a country-led safeguards approach (CSA). A CSA is a methodological framework designed to enable a country to respond to international and national safeguard commitments, by building upon its existing governance system (its legal, institutional and compliance frameworks) that, combined, can be used to operationalise safeguards and provide information as to how they are being addressed and respected.

Guidelines published by SNV, with CLP team member Daniela Rey as one of the lead authors (2014). pdfEN