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 Clotilde Henriot has contributed to a legal paper by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) 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.
Ghana has passed a new regulation that aims to stop illegal deforestation and reduce the sale of illegal timber.
The Independent Monitoring body in the Congo share their experiences and lessons learnt of using independent organisations to verify documents and conduct field visits, with the forest administration, civil society and the private sector in Ivory Coat.
A Dutch court has ruled against a company which broke the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).