Ghana has passed a new regulation that aims to stop illegal deforestation and reduce the sale of illegal timber. The legislative instrument passed by parliament on Friday is part of reforms to ensure that all of Ghana’s timber is legal.
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Japan is joining the efforts of the EU, US and Australia in developing laws to stop illegally harvested timber from entering their markets.
The European Commission has launched legal action against Belgium because it is breaking the EU’s law against illegal logging.
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.
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.