REDD+ Safeguards in Indonesia
Safeguards were created to protect basic human rights and the environment from the negative impacts of developments projects managed by international institutions and donors. Many international development agencies require that safeguards, a set of standards and principles, must be followed whenever such projects are undertaken. Many of the objectives and procedures that are represented in these international standards and principles are also present in the existing laws and regulations in Indonesia. Safeguards are a promising way to grapple with the problem of Indonesian forests especially with the arrival of the REDD+ regime.