National Interpretation

Actions to reduce displacement of emissions, including through, among other actions:

  • monitoring (e.g. through implementation of the NFMS), including community monitoring;
  • effective law enforcement;
  • continuity of incentives for alternative livelihood options and enhancement of living conditions (e.g. education, public health);
  • income diversification;
  • equitable benefit sharing mechanisms to avoid the capture of benefits by a small elite;
  • ensuring the sustainable use of forests and forest resources;
  • design and implement REDD+ Policies and Measures to address the drivers of deforestation
  • transparency on different uses of land, including land tenure.

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.



How the Safeguard is RESPECTED

  1. Percentage (%) of REDD+ projects addressing drivers of deforestation.
    This information is not yet available.
  2. Description of monitoring conducted to track displacement (including community monitoring if applicable).
    Within the National Development Plan there are already planned activities that will cause deforestation.
    Within the National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) any additional deforestation can be traced.
    Communities are also involved in reporting alerts regarding deforestation activities to the NFMS unit.
  3. Area (ha) of forest lost or degraded at national level and not in line with activities included in the National Development Plan.
    The NFMS is currently producing annual deforestation maps and bi-annual Post-deforestation Land Use Land Cover maps. The NFMS is also monitoring Near Real Time forest degradation due to unplanned logging. In addition, SBB is exploring ways to also detect and monitor degradation due to other human activities in the future. From this data, the number of hectares as requested in the indicator can be calculated and a trend will become visible over time.
  4. a Number of REDD+ implementing (sub-) projects that have identified the risk of displacement; and
    b Percentage of those projects that are addressing the risk through adequate mitigation measures.
    This is an accumulated indicator. Information would become available from ESMF implementation.
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