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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    Ivory Coast Forest Code clarified

    ClientEarth has looked at the key provisions of the Forest Code (2014) in Ivory Coast to clarify the terms of the law and to make it more easily understandable.

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    Consulting local communities in Ivory Coast on forest laws

    ClientEarth has been providing legal advice to civil society in Ivory Coast since June 2016, to support their participation in the Forest Code reform.

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    What are the risks of weak forest conversion law in Liberia?

    The environmental impacts of forest conversion are devastating, but the people and communities who live in the forest are also at risk.

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    What is forest conversion?

    The world’s tropical forests are being cleared for agriculture and mining. This is known as ‘forest conversion’ and it’s the leading cause of deforestation today.

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  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

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  • Heather Kingsley

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    Ibtissam Sadouni

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    Tanja Venisnik

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