How the Safeguard is ADDRESSED
The sustainable utilisation and conservation of forests and other relevant resources is promoted through several existing PLRs.
The vision of Suriname’s National Forest Management System (NFMS) is that “Suriname monitors forest cover changes in the whole country in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders, using modern technologies and local community participation in a system that provides the national and international community with the most updated and reliable information about forest cover, which is used to enforce governance on deforestation, forest degradation, land tenure and land use (changes), to sustainably manage the forest resources while maintaining resilience of forest ecosystems.”
By now, Suriname’s NFMS is largely operational, including the gathering and analysis of Near-Real-Time Monitoring Data. In addition, the included Sustainable Forest Information System of Suriname (SFISS) allows to trace back every piece of wood that gets cut from its origin to a harbour or sawmill.
The National REDD+ Strategy supports the country’s capacities to monitor and regulate forest-based activities under policy line 2.B: Enforcement, control and monitoring. However, monitoring of social impacts of forest programmes is not currently mandatory. This could change if the existing EIA procedures became mandatory, as requested by the National REDD+ Strategy.
- National Forest Policy
- The Code of Practice for the Forest Sector
- The National REDD+ Strategy