Huge peat bog discovered in the Congo Basin – what does this mean for people and the planet?

Scientists have discovered a peat bog the size of England in the Congo Basin – it could help us learn more about and fight climate change, but only if properly protected.

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Huge peat bog discovered in the Congo Basin – what does this mean for people and the planet?

Scientists have discovered a peat bog the size of England in the Congo Basin – it could help us learn more about and fight climate change, but only if properly protected.

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Environmental accounts are a means, not an end

Environmental accounts tell us trees are worth 30 times more as forests than as timber. We should protect those standing, and reforest our landscape.

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Environmental accounts are a means, not an end

Environmental accounts tell us trees are worth 30 times more as forests than as timber. We should protect those standing, and reforest our landscape.

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In Natura 2000 we trust – the fight to save an ancient Polish forest

As Poland moves to log heavily in the ancient, protected Bialowieza forest, EU nature law may be the only thing that can stop them.

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In Natura 2000 we trust – the fight to save an ancient Polish forest

As Poland moves to log heavily in the ancient, protected Bialowieza forest, EU nature law may be the only thing that can stop them.

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ClientEarth celebrates the International Day of Forests 2016

Monday marked the International Day of Forests 2016. So, ClientEarth moved to increase protection for them.

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ClientEarth celebrates the International Day of Forests 2016

Monday marked the International Day of Forests 2016. So, ClientEarth moved to increase protection for them.

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Meeting forest communities in the Republic of Congo

The forest code in the Republic of Congo is being revised. This summer, we met with forest communities in the north of the country to hear their opinion on what new drafts of the forest law should say. We want to ensure this opinion is reflected in new drafts.

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Meeting forest communities in the Republic of Congo

The forest code in the Republic of Congo is being revised. This summer, we met with forest communities in the north of the country to hear their opinion on what new drafts of the forest law should say. We want to ensure this opinion is reflected in new drafts.

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Empowering forest communities to tackle climate change

There has traditionally been insufficient recognition of forest communities’ customary rights. However, upholding these rights could have a great impact on preserving forests and tackling climate change.

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Empowering forest communities to tackle climate change

There has traditionally been insufficient recognition of forest communities’ customary rights. However, upholding these rights could have a great impact on preserving forests and tackling climate change.

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Commission takes action to strengthen EU illegal logging law

What can be done to strengthen Europe’s anti-illegal logging law?

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Commission takes action to strengthen EU illegal logging law

What can be done to strengthen Europe’s anti-illegal logging law?

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Forest conversion: What does the Congolese law say?

What does the law say about converting forest to other uses in Congo-Brazzaville?

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Forest conversion: What does the Congolese law say?

What does the law say about converting forest to other uses in Congo-Brazzaville?

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Regional workshop in Brazzaville: Looking back to go forwards

We went to Brazzaville to talk about our project on forest governance with partners from Gabon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo – find out what happened.

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Regional workshop in Brazzaville: Looking back to go forwards

We went to Brazzaville to talk about our project on forest governance with partners from Gabon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo – find out what happened.

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Gabonese civil society platform elects representatives to protect forests

Gabonese civil society has elected representatives for the platform working on anti-illegal logging pacts known as Voluntary Partnership Agreements.

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Gabonese civil society platform elects representatives to protect forests

Gabonese civil society has elected representatives for the platform working on anti-illegal logging pacts known as Voluntary Partnership Agreements.

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Have your say on the EU Timber Regulation – until 3rd July 2015

Government, industry, campaigners and communities are invited to comment on the EU Timber Regulation, to support a European Commission review.

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Have your say on the EU Timber Regulation – until 3rd July 2015

Government, industry, campaigners and communities are invited to comment on the EU Timber Regulation, to support a European Commission review.

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Help us protect European wildlife

Are you someone who works with or is passionate about wildlife? We want to hear from you.

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Help us protect European wildlife

Are you someone who works with or is passionate about wildlife? We want to hear from you.

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One step closer to forest benefit sharing in Gabon

Find out how the people we work with in Gabon are pushing for forest benefits to be shared equally.

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One step closer to forest benefit sharing in Gabon

Find out how the people we work with in Gabon are pushing for forest benefits to be shared equally.

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Comparing illegal logging laws in the EU, USA and Australia

The EU, USA and Australia all have laws to fight illegal logging. What are the similarities and differences?

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Comparing illegal logging laws in the EU, USA and Australia

The EU, USA and Australia all have laws to fight illegal logging. What are the similarities and differences?

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Corporate Responsibility: Zero Deforestation Commitments

In recent years it has been increasingly recognised that the commodities we consume, from palm oil to paper, are having an impact on how land is used internationally. In particular, where land use change for commodities has lead to the

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Corporate Responsibility: Zero Deforestation Commitments

In recent years it has been increasingly recognised that the commodities we consume, from palm oil to paper, are having an impact on how land is used internationally. In particular, where land use change for commodities has lead to the

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Gabonese civil society on the new Sustainable Development Law

Find out what Gabonese civil society thinks about a new sustainable development law, and what they’ve been doing to improve it.

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Gabonese civil society on the new Sustainable Development Law

Find out what Gabonese civil society thinks about a new sustainable development law, and what they’ve been doing to improve it.

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A new law in France to implement the EU Timber Regulation

France has a new weapon in the fight against illegal logging – find out more.

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A new law in France to implement the EU Timber Regulation

France has a new weapon in the fight against illegal logging – find out more.

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Forests and benefit sharing in Gabon: the political agenda is in progress

The road is finally open for a substantive improvement of forest governance in Gabon – see our Gabonese partners’ comments on the process in the video below.

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Forests and benefit sharing in Gabon: the political agenda is in progress

The road is finally open for a substantive improvement of forest governance in Gabon – see our Gabonese partners’ comments on the process in the video below.

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[Video kit] Know your rights – An introduction to forest communities’ rights…

Our video kit aims at informing and raising awareness of wider audiences of certain rights (access to information, participation and justice, ownership and usage rights and benefit sharing) that are particularly relevant in the context of legal reform in the forest sector.

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[Video kit] Know your rights – An introduction to forest communities’ rights…

Our video kit aims at informing and raising awareness of wider audiences of certain rights (access to information, participation and justice, ownership and usage rights and benefit sharing) that are particularly relevant in the context of legal reform in the forest sector.

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Civil society gets involved: My experience of the Congolese Forest Code review

Congolese civil society is working to protect forests and the people that depend on them. Legal assistant and working party group member Ines Mvoukani describes her experience.

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Civil society gets involved: My experience of the Congolese Forest Code review

Congolese civil society is working to protect forests and the people that depend on them. Legal assistant and working party group member Ines Mvoukani describes her experience.

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Congolese government’s doors are ‘wide open’ to civil society on forest code development

For the past three years our forests team have been supporting Congolese civil society to engage in forest governance processes with government and industry. We assisted those working for sustainable forests, to help ensure they are managed with full participation of the communities that live in and around them.

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Congolese government’s doors are ‘wide open’ to civil society on forest code development

For the past three years our forests team have been supporting Congolese civil society to engage in forest governance processes with government and industry. We assisted those working for sustainable forests, to help ensure they are managed with full participation of the communities that live in and around them.

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Protecting Indigenous people’s rights in Republic of Congo (Fr/Eng)

ClientEarth associate Lilian talks about protecting indigenous people’s rights in the Republic of Congo, West Africa.

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Protecting Indigenous people’s rights in Republic of Congo (Fr/Eng)

ClientEarth associate Lilian talks about protecting indigenous people’s rights in the Republic of Congo, West Africa.

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What is effective community forest management?

Can forest community management help protect people’s livelihoods and the planet?

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What is effective community forest management?

Can forest community management help protect people’s livelihoods and the planet?

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High hopes for the International forum on Indigenous People of Central Africa (En/Fr)

Indigenous people met with government, business and campaigners to discuss forest protection in Central Africa.

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High hopes for the International forum on Indigenous People of Central Africa (En/Fr)

Indigenous people met with government, business and campaigners to discuss forest protection in Central Africa.

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Protecting the shea tree

Legal empowerment is helping Ghanaians like Sammy protect shea trees and people’s livelihoods.

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Protecting the shea tree

Legal empowerment is helping Ghanaians like Sammy protect shea trees and people’s livelihoods.

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