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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    New ClientEarth law reform guide can help strengthen forest governance

    Countries globally are revising their environmental laws to reflect the urgent need to protect forests. Our guide to legal reforms in the forest sector can help make sure these new laws hold up in practice. 

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    EUTR News – June to August 2020

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from June to August 2020.

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    How the Republic of Congo’s new forest law can help preserve world’s ‘second lung’

    Last month, the Republic of Congo’s new forest law came into effect. By ensuring more sustainable management of the country’s vast rainforests, it marks a big step forward in regulating and protecting climate-critical forests.

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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. 

  • “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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