Central and West Africa is home to some of the world’s richest forests. We work with legal professionals and civil society in Ghana, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, and Liberia to help ensure that people can meaningfully support the reform and enforcement of their country’s forest laws.
ClientEarth spoke to Julie T B Weah who works with us to improve women’s lives in rural areas by advocating for their rights to land ownership and equal participation in forest governance. ClientEarth works with her to run gender training and workshops as part of the legal working groups, which seek to protect women’s legal rights, and in doing so, ensure the community and forests can prosper harmoniously.
Without laws, regulations and legally protected indigenous and local communities, deforestation would wipe them and us out forever.
ClientEarth lawyer Tanja Venisnik has launched a policy briefing outlining five priorities for the Republic of Congo’s first legal framework on community forestry.
ClientEarth looked into the measures adopted by the Philippines to tackle forest depletion and assessed their effectiveness while drawing lessons for the Congo Basin, where forests laws are currently under review.
Lawyers from ClientEarth have launched a new online resource to help forest defenders and managers everywhere have access to the most up to date information about forestry laws.