Republic of Congo archive

  • Participation key in forestry legal reforms, Brazzaville conference hears

    Participation and political will have been highlighted as key for reforming laws around forest governance, a forum in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, has heard.

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    Helping create a model of community forestry in the Republic of Congo

    Our Forests Law and Policy Advisor, Tanja Venisnik, talks about our current work in Congo, including community forestry and a field mission to the Sangha region.

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    How laws shape forest conversion to agriculture in Congo Basin

    ClientEarth law and policy advisor Clotilde Henriot has contributed to a legal paper describing how laws shape forest conversion to agriculture in some countries of the Congo Basin.

  • Independent forest monitoring – experiences from Congo shared in Ivory Coast

    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.

  • Parliamentarians and ClientEarth in Republic of Congo

    Discussing forest governance with parliamentarians in Republic of Congo

    Parliamentarians from the Republic of Congo met with members of Congolese civil society and ClientEarth at the Ministry of Justice in February for a roundtable discussion on forest conversion and community forestry.

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    Using forest law to defend community rights in the Republic of Congo

    We’re working with civil society in the Republic of Congo to strengthen draft forest laws to protect local communities’ rights.

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    First newsletter on forest governance in the Republic of Congo

    Civil society in the Republic of Congo has published its first newsletter promoting its work on sustainable forest governance.

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    Republic of Congo law database

    ClientEarth is working with partners to improve access to information for civil society on natural resources and community rights issues in the Republic of Congo.

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    Our work in the Republic of Congo

    Current rates of deforestation are relatively low, but selective logging and the conversion of forested areas to other uses threaten to increase those rates, bringing risks of long-term damage to people and ecosystems.

  • Republic of Congo timber: risks of illegality

    The EU Timber Regulation (‘EUTR’) prohibits the introduction of illegally harvested timber on the EU market and requires ‘operators’ to exercise due diligence.

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    Republic of Congo legal resources

    This page intends to inform civil society organisations (CSOs) and any other stakeholder interested in the management of forest resources and community rights in connection with our work in the Republic of Congo.