Forests archive

  • forest in china

    China introduces new law to safeguard forests and improve governance

    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.

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    Tackling the UK’s deforestation footprint through due diligence laws: briefing

    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.

  • Timber in Greece

    EUTR News – March to May 2020

    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.

  • Community Forestry: An Explainer

    Without laws, regulations and legally protected indigenous and local communities, deforestation would wipe them and us out forever.

  • Oil palm plantation in Muara Kaman Ilir village, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan

    New ClientEarth legal toolkit helps build community forestry laws

    Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth have developed a first of its kind legal toolkit to support laws that enshrine the management rights of indigenous and local communities over forests worldwide.

  • Lawyers wait on detail of Republic of Congo’s new forest law

    ClientEarth has cautiously welcomed the Republic of Congo passing a new law hoped to promote more sustainable management of the country’s vast forest resources.

  • Due diligence key to make supply chains more sustainable: report

    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.

  • wood pile

    EUTR News – March 2019 to March 2020

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2019 to March 2020.

  • Logging road surrounded by heavy forest

    Romania facing legal action over destruction of Europe’s last natural forests

    The Romanian government has repeatedly failed to meet its legal obligations to protect Europe’s last natural forests from logging. Together with EuroNatur and Agent Green, we filed a complaint against the country’s authorities to the European Commission.

  • tree chopped cut

    EUTR News – October to December 2019

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from October to December 2019.

  • Boats on a river

    Working with Mekong region governments to support community forestry reforms

    Across the Mekong region, legal and policy reforms on community forestry are underway. This is good news but a couple of essential questions remain to be answered.

  • Suspension bridge in tropical forest

    What is REDD+ and can it help forests and communities?

    ClientEarth launches its new briefing on REDD+, the international initiative to reduce emissions from deforestation.

  • timber

    EUTR News – July to September 2019

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from July to September 2019.

  • Community Forestry in Republic of Congo

    Five priorities for community forestry laws in the Republic of Congo

    ClientEarth lawyer Tanja Venisnik has launched a policy briefing outlining five priorities for the Republic of Congo’s first legal framework on community forestry.

  • IPCC report shows need for strong national laws to halt global forest disaster

    ClientEarth’s environmental lawyers are warning national governments that only strong national laws can properly protect forests, store carbon emissions and ensure the livelihood of forest-dependent communities, in response to today’s land use report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • EU can better protect environment by strengthening corporate responsibility

    The EU can help tackle deforestation, environmental harm and human rights abuses by introducing mandatory due diligence – rules which require companies to identify and prevent the negative impact of their operations and supply chains.

  • wood pile

    EUTR News – April to June 2019

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from April to June 2019.

  • timber

    EUTR News – March 2018 to March 2019

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2018 to March 2019.

  • Image shows group of people outside of a building

    How Liberian community forestry laws are empowering women

    Law and Policy Advisor Caroline Haywood examines how Liberian community forestry laws are empowering women.

  • Filipino Community Forestry

    What the Congo Basin can learn from Filipino community forestry

    ClientEarth looked into the measures adopted by the Philippines to tackle forest depletion and assessed their effectiveness while drawing lessons for the Congo Basin, where forests laws are currently under review.

  • Timber

    EUTR News – November 2018 to January 2019

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from November 2018 to January 2019.

  • Image of nature

    Empowering communities in forestry laws key to stopping global deforestation

    Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth have released findings that demonstrate how important the right legal framework is for creating successful community forest systems.

  • ‘Communities can help forests thrive’: interview with Nathalie Faure

  • Tropical forest

    ClientEarth launches online legal hub for forest defenders

    Lawyers from ClientEarth have launched a new online resource to help forest defenders and managers everywhere have access to the most up to date information about forestry laws.