Forest Governance archive
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.
Judges from the EU’s highest Court have heard arguments from Poland’s Environment Minister and the EU Commission on illegal logging in Białowieża Forest.
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.
The European Commission has submitted a formal request to the Court of Justice of the EU to impose financial penalties over illegal logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
Commission calls for fines as European Court of Justice hears case over illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest
The Commission has today called on the EU’s most senior judges to impose fines on the Polish side for illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest, as the European Court of Justice was deliberating whether an emergency ban on logging in should be upheld.
Companies making false claims and commitments about their products might breach consumer protection laws, research by ClientEarth has found.
The Court of Justice of the EU has issued a ban on logging in Białowieża Forest, saying all chainsaws and harvesters must be stopped immediately.
The European Commission has today referred a complaint about ongoing illegal logging in Poland’s Białowieża Forest to the EU Court. The Court has also been urged to impose an immediate ban on cutting trees in the ancient forest, one of the most precious in the world, until the judgment is issued.
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.
The Polish government has 24 hours to justify its illegal logging in Białowieża Forest to the European Commission, or risk facing judges from the EU Court.
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.