Central and West Africa

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.

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    Knowledge of law empowers communities negotiating with timber companies

    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 and ClientEarth in Republic of Congo

    Discussing forest governance with parliamentarians in Republic of Congo

    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.

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    Using forest law to defend community rights in the Republic of Congo

    We’re working with civil society in the Republic of Congo to strengthen draft forest laws to protect local communities’ rights.

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    First newsletter on forest governance in the Republic of Congo

    Civil society in the Republic of Congo has published its first newsletter promoting its work on sustainable forest governance.

  • Central and West Africa team

  • Nathalie Faure

  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Benjamin Ichou

  • Yulia Stange

  • Tanja Venisnik, Lawyer - Climate and Forests, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Tanja Venisnik

  • Jozef Weyns

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