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Prepared by ICEM, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEM), the ESMF provides a framework for effective management of environmental and social issues in implementing the REDD+ Strategy. It seeks to both enhance the environmental and social development benefits of REDD+ actions and projects and mitigate any adverse impacts.
The report sets out a mechanism for monitoring the environmental and social outcomes of implementing the REDD+ strategy and arrangements for relevant stakeholder participation in this process – which specifies appropriate roles and responsibilities; and provides an outline of the necessary reporting procedures for managing and monitoring environmental and social concerns related to project implementation.See the companion document, Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Nepal: A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of Nepal’s REDD+ Strategy.