“Forests are at the heart of our livelihoods: they sustain local communities, they support national economies and they regulate our climate. A great number of local and global concerns can be addressed if forest laws are strong, if they take forest communities into account and if they are adequately enforced. Because our legal work helps tackle illegal logging, it contributes to the fight against climate change – I’m happy to be a part of that.”

Benjamin Ichou

Law and Policy Advisor, Climate and Forests

Benjamin joined our London office as a Legal Researcher in December 2015, and now works as a Law and Policy Advisor.

Benjamin holds a double degree in Law and Political Science from the Université Lyon-III, and a Masters in Environmental Law from the Université Paris-Sud. Amongst other things, Benjamin volunteered for the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition in Harare, working on the constitutional reform process in 2010, and on good governance and sustainable development issues. Benjamin also gained firsthand experience as a Legal Researcher, working as a Junior Environment, Health and Safety Consultant at Enhesa – a market leader in global environmental, health and safety compliance assurance.

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