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.
A Dutch court has ruled against a company which broke the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). In its conclusion, it fleshed out the core obligations on companies under the law, which aims to stop illegal timber being sold in the EU.
ClientEarth has produced a law database of the central policies, laws and regulations that govern forest conversion in Ghana.
A new guide to help forest communities in Liberia negotiate with timber companies to share the benefits from harvesting has been launched this week.
Parliamentarians from the Republic of Congo met with members of Congolese civil society and ClientEarth at the Ministry of Justice in February for a roundtable discussion on forest conversion and community forestry.
We’re working with civil society in the Republic of Congo to strengthen draft forest laws to protect local communities’ rights.
Central and West Africa team
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