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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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.
ClientEarth has produced a law database of the central policies, laws and regulations that govern forest conversion in Ghana.
Since 2012, ClientEarth has been supporting civil society through providing legal support and training to the stakeholders involved in reform processes in the forest sector.
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This page provides information to Civil Society Organisations and other actors working on forests, natural resources and community rights related issues in Ghana, and is continuously updated and improved upon.