Nature-based Solutions: the good, the bad and the youth perspective

In line with intergenerational justice, youth should be actively involved in the discussions regarding Nature-based Solutions (NbS) development and implementation. But what do young policy specialists, scientists and restoration practitioners think about NbS?

Join the discussion led by amazing young experts during this webinar co-organized by the Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), on the road to the 2022 WUR Nature-based Solutions Challenge.

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Forests and the European Commission: Introduction into FLEGT-VPA and ‘Embodied’ Deforestation

The European Commission (EC) continues to develop various instruments that aim to reduce the European Unions (EU) international impact on forest degradation and destruction. In this webinar we want to improve our understanding of two particularly promising instruments and developments. First of all, we will receive an input on a legally binding trade agreement, called Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which allows Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licenses to be issued. VPA-FLEGT aims to ensure the provision of legally sourced wood from timber-producing countries outside the EU. Why is this specific system believed to deliver positive results? What are the current developments? Can we already see results in countries where VPA-FLEGT is established?

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