Agriculture, extractive industries and illegal logging threaten forests across the globe. We work to improve the effectiveness of the law in the EU and in non-EU focus countries to protect forests.

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    The laws that govern forest conversion in Ghana

    ClientEarth has produced a law database of the central policies, laws and regulations that govern forest conversion in Ghana.

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    Knowledge of law empowers communities negotiating with timber companies

    A new guide to help forest communities in Liberia negotiate with timber companies to share the benefits from harvesting has been launched this week.

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    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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    How can the law hold companies to their zero-deforestation commitments?

    Companies which make zero-deforestation commitments, but don’t take any action, could be held legally accountable under EU consumer protection law.

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    Ibtissam Sadouni

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