Forest Governance archive
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.
ClientEarth has been providing legal advice to civil society in Ivory Coast since June 2016, to support their participation in the Forest Code reform.
The environmental impacts of forest conversion are devastating, but the people and communities who live in the forest are also at risk.
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.
As a result of these pioneering agreements, communities can use their share of revenues for local development community projects.
The Polish Environment Minister has written to environment ministers from the other 27 EU countries on Białowieża Forest. His letter contains multiple inaccurate or misleading statements.
The latest version of the new Gabonese draft Forest Code has been officially submitted to the Prime Minister of Gabon, Daniel Ona Ondo.
ClientEarth is working with partners to improve access to information for civil society on natural resources and community rights issues in the Republic of Congo.
Environmental accounts tell us trees are worth 30 times more as forests than as timber. We should protect those standing, and reforest our landscape.
UNESCO advisers have called on the Polish Government to suspend plans for a huge increase in logging and let Białowieża Forest grow with minimal intervention.
Since 2012, ClientEarth has been supporting civil society through providing legal support and training to the stakeholders involved in reform processes in the forest sector.
ClientEarth started working in Liberia in 2015. We are supporting legal reform and implementation by gathering and analysing forest laws in order to make them more accessible.
ClientEarth has developed a database of main policies and laws applicable in Ivory Coast concerning forest governance , natural resources and community rights.
Civil society in Ivory Coast is actively engaged in protecting the country’s forest and the communities who depend on them.
Officials from the European Commission are visiting the ancient Białowieża Forest in Poland. It follows a similar trip by UNESCO officials. Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have complained about a planned three-fold increase in logging.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have raised further concerns today about a Bialowieza “recovery plan” suggested by Poland’s environment minister in the ancient forest.
How China’s demand for rosewood is presenting problems for West African ecosystems.
This page aims to provide information to Civil Society Organisations and other actors working on natural resources and community rights related issues in Liberia. We consider this page a ‘living document’, a resource which will be continuously updated and improved upon.
This page aims to provide access to legal texts related to forest and natural resource governance in Ghana and is a resource which will be regularly updated and improved upon.
Gabon has today officially approved a step-by-step guide designed to help ensure communities share in the profits from timber harvesting in their area.
ClientEarth has developed a database of main policies and laws applicable in Gabon concerning forest governance , natural resources and community rights.
The Polish government says more logging is the only way to protect ancient Białowieża Forest, but scientists disagree.
Monday marked the International Day of Forests 2016. So, ClientEarth moved to increase protection for them.
Current rates of deforestation are relatively low, but selective logging and the conversion of forested areas to other uses threaten to increase those rates, bringing risks of long-term damage to people and ecosystems.