Safeguarding Against Harm
Safeguards are measures taken to prevent harm and encourage benefit by continually assessing, monitoring, and, where possible, improving the social and environmental impacts of interventions relative to the baseline scenario.
They help to both constrain and enable, as appropriate, the design, function, and implementation of climate smart forest economy programs and projects.
Supported by Michigan State University, we have understood existing safeguards tools, and developed a checklist to apply the most relevant elements of these tools to our climate smart forest economy initiatives.
Understanding existing safeguards tools (reports by Michigan State University)
Our Checklist Toolkit
(as applied to our breakthrough initiatives)