Safeguards Resources

Safeguards Accountability and Grievance Mechanism

WWF’s Policy on Accountability and Grievance Mechanism has established a grievance mechanism to allow for the expression of and response to complaints related to the implementation of its projects. This mechanism is designed to allow project-affected people to ask critical questions about WWF projects.

The purpose of the WWF-US Safeguards Resource Page is to provide information on WWF-US Safeguards Integrated Policies and Procedures (SIPP) which includes Policy on Environment and Social Assessment; Policy on Protection of Natural Habitats; Policy on Involuntary Resettlement Policy on Indigenous People; Standard on Pest Management; Policy on Accountability and Grievance Systems; Standard on Physical Cultural Resources; and Guidance Note on Dams and Dam Safety. The SIPP is mandatory to all Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility financed projects. Although it’s not mandatory, the SIPP serves as standards for all WWF-US’s projects and is already being applied to projects outside the GCF and GEF portfolios.

WWF Policies and Procedures

WWF Environment and Social Safeguards: Integrated Policies and Procedures

Guidance Notes

Global Environment Facility Projects

Adaptive Management and Learning Project (Component on Global Impacts Platform)

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of two priority landscapes in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region

Building National Capacities of Nepal to meet requirements of the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement

Collaborative platform for African nature-based tourism enterprises, conservation areas and local communities – a response to COVID-19

Conservation of Big Cats in the Russian Federation

Danube River Basin Hydromorphology and River Restoration (DYNA)

Eco-system Approach to Fisheries Managament (EAFM) in Eastern Indonesia (Fisheries Management Area (FMA) – 715, 717 & 718)

Expanding and Consolidating Madagascar's Marine Protected Areas Network

Financial tools for small scale fishers in Melanesia

Generate Responsible Demand for Reduced Deforestation Commodities

Improving Mangrove Conservation Across The Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape (ETPS)

Integrated Landscape Management to Secure Nepal's Protected Areas and Critical Corridors

Integrated Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR2R)

Investing in Climate Resilience for the Landscape Resilience Fund

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility

Promoting Dryland Sustainable Landscapes and Biodiversity Conservation in The Eastern Steppe of Mongolia

Securing the Future of Peru’s National Protected Areas

Strengthening and Enabling the Micronesia Challenge 2030

Sustainable Land Management in the Churia Range, Nepal

Green Climate Fund Projects

Bhutan for Life

Peru’s Natural Legacy – Amazon Climate (PdP-AC)