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 law and policy advisor Jozef Weyns recalls a story from a recent legal working group in Liberia, in which a community member used his legal prowess to ensure forest communities get what they are entitled to.
- Knowledge of law empowers communities negotiating with timber companies
- Independent forest monitoring – experiences from Congo shared in Ivory Coast
ClientEarth has developed a legal toolkit to help decision-makers use laws to reduce forest conversion and minimise the environmental and social impacts of deforestation.
On International Forests Day, we’re reflecting back on some of our achievements over the last year.
ClientEarth law and policy advisor Clotilde Henriot has contributed to a legal paper describing how laws shape forest conversion to agriculture in some countries of the Congo Basin.
ClientEarth has developed a table of legal frameworks to compare models of community-based forestry in five Congo Basin countries.