Safeguards checklist

Projects must have clear safeguards and complete the following checklist

It is recommended that the definitions and monitoring systems for safeguards considered in the BCP follow the guidelines that each country includes in their reports in accordance with UNFCCC decision 12/CP19.

The implementation of activities and benefit sharing should be transparent and known to the communities and local governance structures in the BCP area. Most project benefits and monetized funding from the gross sale of biodiversity credits should reach communities through sustainable productive enterprises, payments for environmental services or actions to strengthen local forest governance.

In the case of contracts between technical intermediaries and communities, it is recommended that these should not exceed 30 years, cancellable after 1 year, and with renewal options that honor the will of the communities.

In addition, The BCP must comply with the following:

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