Forests

By protecting forests we’re defending both people and the planet

By protecting forests we’re defending both people and the planet

By protecting forests we’re defending both people and the planet

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    Japan proposes new system to reduce illegal timber trade

    Japan is joining the efforts of the EU, US and Australia in developing laws to stop illegally harvested timber from entering their markets.

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    Belgium facing legal action for breaking illegal logging law

    The European Commission has launched legal action against Belgium because it is breaking the EU’s law against illegal logging.

  • Independent forest monitoring – experiences from Congo shared in Ivory Coast

    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.

  • Woman pouring sand looking for gold

    Better laws can help stop illegal forest conversion in Ghana – report

    ClientEarth has reviewed the current laws and regulations that govern forest conversion in Ghana and found that major problems like illegal deforestation and community land rights’ violations stem from laws that are not fit for purpose.

  • “Our work has started a shift; where legal arguments previously ended conversations, now our partners in Ghana call themselves ‘pocket lawyers’ and engage more confidently in discussions to make
    stronger forest laws.”

    Jozef Weyns
    Forests Law and Policy Adviser

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