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FAO. 2022. Framework for Environmental and Social Management. Rome. 




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    This guidance note supports the implementation of the Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) that sit at the heart of the Framework for Environmental and Social Management (FESM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). ESOP 2 sets out the principles for ensuring meaningful, effective and informed participation of all stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of FAO programmes and projects as well as the grievance, conflict-resolution and accountability mechanisms to prevent and mitigate adverse impacts. Meaningful and effective stakeholder engagement is fundamental to achieve the SDGs and adhere to the principle of ‘leaving no one behind’. It is essential for combatting inequality and ensuring equity and non-discrimination in all areas of FAO programming. Meaningful engagement with stakeholders, which includes access to timely and user-centred information and victim-centred grievance mechanisms is a key aspect of a human rights-based approach to programming.
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    This guidance note supports the implementation of the Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) that sit at the heart of the Framework for Environmental and Social Management (FESM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The screening, assessment, management and monitoring of environmental and social risks and impacts are key tools to ensure the sound environmental and social performance of projects. These steps constitute a process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and avoiding or – where avoidance is not possible – mitigating the adverse environmental and social impacts of project activities. Identifying potential risks and impacts in advance allows for informed decision-making to avoid and reduce adverse consequences and maximize potential beneficial outcomes. With an emphasis on the engagement of stakeholders, the screening, assessment and management process improves public understanding and promotes ownership of project activities.

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