Malaysia’s Safeguards Principles, Criteria and Indicators (PC&I) Status

The Cancun Safeguards have been interpreted in the national context, setting out the relevant definitions and criteria for addressing and respecting the safeguards in Malaysia. These Principles, Criteria & Indicators, or PC&I, include seven safeguard principles, 27 indicators and a total of 49 verifiers to track performance against the Malaysian safeguards.

The scores assigned against each “respect” indicator are based on averaging the performance of Malaysia’s Forest Management Units (FMUs) against selected indicators of the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (MC&I SFM), or on the progress against National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025 targets.

In the context of the Malaysian Safeguards, it is understood that:

  • ‘Addressed’ refers to policies, laws and/or regulations (PLRs) that will ensure the safeguards are considered (i.e. on paper); while
  • ‘Respected’ refers to how these safeguards are applied when REDD Plus activities are implemented (i.e. on the ground implementation).