12 October 2020

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Proforest is one of the supporters to IDH in developing their VSA Compact model for jurisdictional approaches. The VSA Compact is a multi-stakeholder agreement, including local government, private sector and civil society organisation, to collaborate on improving sustainability across a jurisdictional sourcing area. Proforest helped to develop guidance on how to design a Compact, including guidance on the governance structure, the engagement and consultation of stakeholders and developing goals and interventions for each of the 4 impact themes of the VSA; these include Forest and Natural ecosystems, Labour, Land Tenure and Livelihoods. To ensure initiators of a Compact also integrate opportunities to address human rights issues by being involved landscape programmes, Proforest and IDH, in collaboration with LandScale, also developed a discussion paper presenting an overall framework for assessing and addressing human rights at landscape level.

Category: International

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