ClientEarth spoke to Julie T B Weah who works with us to improve women’s lives in rural areas by advocating for their rights to land ownership and equal participation in forest governance. ClientEarth works with her to run gender training and workshops as part of the legal working groups, which seek to protect women’s legal rights, and in doing so, ensure the community and forests can prosper harmoniously.
On 1 July, China’s newly amended forest law came into effect, marking the first revision of the law in over twenty years. The law comes with a number of significant improvements, aiming to better protect China’s forest resources and promote sustainable development.
In a briefing, ClientEarth and Global Witness are calling on the UK to adopt mandatory due diligence laws to tackle its environmental footprint overseas, address associated human rights violations, and stop the flow of money leading to deforestation.
Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth have developed a first of its kind legal toolkit to support laws that enshrine the management rights of indigenous and local communities over forests worldwide.
ClientEarth has cautiously welcomed the Republic of Congo passing a new law hoped to promote more sustainable management of the country’s vast forest resources.