Forest Governance archive
On International Forests Day, we’re reflecting back on some of our achievements over the last year.
The European Commission has published two key studies on deforestation, one focusing on palm oil and sustainability certification, the other looking at how to step up EU action on deforestation.
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.
We started 2017 determined to do all we could to help save one of the most precious forests in Europe, the ancient Białowieża Forest.
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 law and policy advisor Clotilde Henriot has contributed to a legal paper describing how laws shape forest conversion to agriculture in some countries of the Congo Basin.
ClientEarth has developed a table of legal frameworks to compare models of community-based forestry in five Congo Basin countries.
The Court of Justice has today upheld the emergency ban on logging in Bialowieza Forest, saying it will impose fines of at least €100,000 a day if Poland’s Environment Minister keeps ignoring the Court’s decisions.
Ghana has passed a new regulation that aims to stop illegal deforestation and reduce the sale of illegal timber.
The Independent Monitoring body in the Congo share their experiences and lessons learnt of using independent organisations to verify documents and conduct field visits, with the forest administration, civil society and the private sector in Ivory Coat.
ClientEarth has reviewed the current laws and regulations that govern forest conversion in Ghana and found that major problems like illegal deforestation and community land rights’ violations stem from laws that are not fit for purpose.
Companies making false claims and commitments about their products might breach consumer protection laws, research by ClientEarth has found.
UNESCO’s renewed call to halt logging in Bialowieza Forest is yet another stop sign for Poland’s Minister of Environment.
A Dutch court has ruled against a company which broke the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Pressure is mounting on the Polish government, as the UN and the European Commission are very worried about a huge, illegal increase of logging in Europe’s oldest forest.
UN advisors have called on the Polish government to allow officials to check whether illegal logging means Bialowieza forest should go on the World Heritage in Danger list.
ClientEarth has produced a law database of the central policies, laws and regulations that govern forest conversion in Ghana.
A new guide to help forest communities in Liberia negotiate with timber companies to share the benefits from harvesting has been launched this week.
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.
Companies which make zero-deforestation commitments, but don’t take any action, could be held legally accountable under EU consumer protection law.
New EU measures to tackle palm-oil related deforestation are needed, the European Parliament voted yesterday. The EU is the second largest global importer of palm oil.
This timeline maps ClientEarth’s work with members of society in Gabon to secure Benefit Sharing Agreements.
ClientEarth has created a law database of the main policies, laws and regulations governing forest conversion in Liberia.
We’re working with civil society in the Republic of Congo to strengthen draft forest laws to protect local communities’ rights.