With a goal of providing transparency throughout the implementation of REDD+ actions, decision 1/CP.16 requests developing countries to develop a system for providing information on how the safeguards are being addressed and respected. Decision 12/CP.17 complements by defining that the Safeguards Information System (SIS) should:
(a) Be consistent with the guidance identified in decision 1/CP.16;
(b) Provide transparent and consistent information that is accessible by all relevant stakeholders and updated on a regular basis;
(c) Be transparent and flexible to allow for improvements over time;
(d) Provide information on how all of the safeguards are being addressed and respected;
(e) Be country-driven and implemented at the national level;
(f) Build upon existing systems, as appropriate.
Brazil is currently developing its Safeguards Information System, in accordance with the guidelines agreed under the UNFCCC.