ClientEarth has looked at the penalties and enforcement practices of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in countries across Europe. Our new briefings, which focus on Austria, Denmark and Finland, have found that enforcement of the EUTR in these countries vary significantly, affecting the operation of the EUTR. We have also updated our older briefings on France, Belgium and Romania.
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.
ClientEarth has been providing legal advice to civil society in Ivory Coast since June 2016, to support their participation in the Forest Code reform.
The environmental impacts of forest conversion are devastating, but the people and communities who live in the forest are also at risk.
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.”
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