Safeguard F: Actions to address risks of reversals to ensure sustainability
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REDD+ activities address the risks of reversals
- REDD+ strategies, plans and activities effectively identify drivers and underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation
- REDD+ strategies, plans and activities effectively address drivers and underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation
- An assessment of perceived risks and their respective mitigation measures for institutional arrangements at the national level was undertaken and incorporate in the REDD+ Strategy and Implementation Plan.
- A safeguards Information Systems (SIS) was developed and capacity for its implementation build at national and subnational levels.
Relevant Ugandan policies, laws and regulations
Under Section 8 of the NFTPA, before any central forest reserve is de-gazetted, the Minister is required to carry out consultations with the local council and the local community in whose area the forest reserve is located and obtain a resolution of Parliament signifying its approval to the action. In addition, the Minister is required to give simultaneous notice of the proposed declaration in the Gazette, in an appropriate print media, and in any other media that is likely to draw the matter to the attention of all interested persons; consult with the local community through public meetings and other means that will offer the local community an effective
opportunity to express their views concerning the declaration of the reserve; and ensure that an environmental impact assessment is carried out. Under Section 8 of the NFTPA, where an area of a central forest reserve is reduced, an area in another location equivalent in size to the reduction shall be simultaneously declared a central forest reserve. If a forest reserve is abolished, an area at least equivalent in size to the abolished reserve
shall be simultaneously declared a central forest reserve
Enforce existing policies, laws and regulations.