While current rates of deforestation are relatively low, selective logging and the conversion of forested areas to other uses like agricultural cultivation, threaten to increase those rates in the near future, bringing risks of long-term damage to people and ecosystems.
The EU Timber Regulation (‘EUTR’) prohibits the introduction of illegally harvested timber on the EU market and requires ‘operators’ to exercise due diligence.
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. We have developed a database including the main policies and laws applicable to these topics
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. Here you can find more about the the work we’re carrying out in Africa, in general.
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