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

  • Community Forestry in Republic of Congo

    Five priorities for community forestry laws in the Republic of Congo

    ClientEarth lawyer Tanja Venisnik has launched a policy briefing outlining five priorities for the Republic of Congo’s first legal framework on community forestry.

  • IPCC report shows need for strong national laws to halt global forest disaster

    ClientEarth’s environmental lawyers are warning national governments that only strong national laws can properly protect forests, store carbon emissions and ensure the livelihood of forest-dependent communities, in response to today’s land use report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • EU can better protect environment by strengthening corporate responsibility

    The EU can help tackle deforestation, environmental harm and human rights abuses by introducing mandatory due diligence – rules which require companies to identify and prevent the negative impact of their operations and supply chains.

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    How Liberian community forestry laws are empowering women

    Law and Policy Advisor Caroline Haywood examines how Liberian community forestry laws are empowering women.

  • Team

  • Nathalie Faure

  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Benjamin Ichou

  • Heather Kingsley

  • Yulia Stange

  • Tanja Venisnik

  • Jozef Weyns

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

    Emma Yanatchkov

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