Community forestry archive
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.
Without laws, regulations and legally protected indigenous and local communities, deforestation would wipe them and us out forever.
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.
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.
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.
ClientEarth lawyer Tanja Venisnik has launched a policy briefing outlining five priorities for the Republic of Congo’s first legal framework on community forestry.
Law and Policy Advisor Caroline Haywood examines how Liberian community forestry laws are empowering women.
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.
Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth have released findings that demonstrate how important the right legal framework is for creating successful community forest systems.
To combat deforestation, community-based forest management was introduced in 2002 to reduce deforestation and improve the livelihoods of local people.
As Gabon revises its forest laws, ClientEarth has published two reports demonstrating how the country’s legal framework can promote community-based forest management.
In this article, Forests Law and Policy Advisor and Community Forestry Lead, Nathalie Faure, shares lessons she learned about community forestry on a recent trip to Nepal.
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.
ClientEarth has developed a table of legal frameworks to compare models of community-based forestry in five Congo Basin countries.
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.