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.
Lawyers and associates from ClientEarth have been training members of civil society in Ivory Coast on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address the issue of illegal logging. This training made headlines on Ivorian TV.
ClientEarth has looked at the key provisions of the Forest Code (2014) in Ivory Coast to clarify the terms of the law and to make it more easily understandable.
ClientEarth has been providing legal advice to civil society in Ivory Coast since June 2016, to support their participation in the Forest Code reform.
Civil society in Ivory Coast is actively engaged in protecting the country’s forest and the communities who depend on them.
ClientEarth has developed a database of main policies and laws applicable in Ivory Coast concerning forest governance , natural resources and community rights.We hope the database will support Ivorian civil society by facilitating their access to information.