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.
Lawyers and associates from ClientEarth have been training members of civil society in Ivory Coast on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address the issue of illegal logging. This training made headlines on Ivorian TV.
Today marks the four-year anniversary of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address illegal logging. This year has seen some great advances, but more work is needed on enforcement of the law.
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.
As a result of these pioneering agreements, communities can use their share of revenues for local development community projects.
This page provides information to Civil Society Organisations and other actors working on forests, natural resources and community rights related issues in Ghana, and is continuously updated and improved upon.
Central and West Africa team
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