Forests

By protecting forests we’re defending both people and the planet

By protecting forests we’re defending both people and the planet

By protecting forests we’re defending both people and the planet

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    EUTR News – October to December 2016

    This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from October to December 2016.

  • Green and red and yellow flower

    Consulting local communities in Ivory Coast on forest laws

    ClientEarth has been providing legal advice to civil society in Ivory Coast since June 2016, to support their participation in the Forest Code reform.

  • photo of rubber plantation to illustrate story asking What are the risks of weak forest conversion law in Liberia

    What are the risks of weak forest conversion law in Liberia?

    The environmental impacts of forest conversion are devastating, but the people and communities who live in the forest are also at risk.

  • Train track in forest in Liberia close up

    What is forest conversion?

    The world’s tropical forests are being cleared for agriculture and mining. This is known as ‘forest conversion’ and it’s the leading cause of deforestation today.

  • “Our work has started a shift; where legal arguments previously ended conversations, now our partners in Ghana call themselves ‘pocket lawyers’ and engage more confidently in discussions to make
    stronger forest laws.”

    Jozef Weyns
    Forests Law and Policy Adviser

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