ClientEarth spoke to Julie T B Weah who works with us to improve women’s lives in rural areas by advocating for their rights to land ownership and equal participation in forest governance. ClientEarth works with her to run gender training and workshops as part of the legal working groups, which seek to protect women’s legal rights, and in doing so, ensure the community and forests can prosper harmoniously.
On 1 July, China’s newly amended forest law came into effect, marking the first revision of the law in over twenty years. The law comes with a number of significant improvements, aiming to better protect China’s forest resources and promote sustainable development.
In a briefing, ClientEarth and Global Witness are calling on the UK to adopt mandatory due diligence laws to tackle its environmental footprint overseas, address associated human rights violations, and stop the flow of money leading to deforestation.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March to May 2020.
ClientEarth legal experts took part in working groups to help develop the Global Resources Initiative (GRI) taskforce report highlighting the complexity of global food production systems, and challenging government to create systemic and transformative change that ensures food supply while putting people and planet first.