What forests do we want? Understanding agreement and conflict between forest restoration visions
Stewart Maginnis has 30 years of broad experience in the area of natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, including 15 years full-time field work in Tanzania, Sudan, Ghana and Costa Rica. More recently he has worked extensively in national and international natural resource and climate change policy arenas and is a recognized leader in the conceptual development and promotion of “forest landscape restoration” (FLR), an approach which has now been adopted by many national and international polices and initiatives, including the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of impoverished and degraded landscapes over the forthcoming decade. He has also taken in a leadership role in defining and promoting the concept of Nature Based Solutions and he and his team are currently working on the development of practical guidance and standards for NBS approaches that can be operationalized at scale.