Agriculture, extractive industries and illegal logging threaten forests across the globe. We work to improve the effectiveness of the law in the EU and in non-EU focus countries to protect forests.

Forest Governance

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    Empowering women and protecting forests in Liberia

    ClientEarth interviewed our colleague in Liberia to find out more about her gender rights and forest protection work. We collaborate with her to run gender training and workshops as part of the legal working groups, which seek to involve women in forest governance, and in doing so, ensure the community and forests can prosper harmoniously. 

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    China introduces new law to safeguard forests and improve governance

    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.

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    Tackling the UK’s deforestation footprint through due diligence laws: briefing

    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.

  • Oil palm plantation in Muara Kaman Ilir village, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan

    New ClientEarth legal toolkit helps build community forestry laws

    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.

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  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Benjamin Ichou

  • Heather Kingsley

  • Jody Quirke

  • Yulia Stange

  • Tanja Venisnik

  • Jozef Weyns

  • Emma Yanatchkov, Programme Officer, Climate and Forests, ClientEarth

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