It is too easy for community forests to be co-opted by logging companies and local elites for narrowly commercial and unsustainable ends.
From experience and observations, community forestry practice in Liberia has not been adequately informed about genuine community forest management and as a result it is performing poorly.
When civil society organisations in Indonesia began proposing ways to end illegal logging, they knew they had a mountain to climb. In 2002, some 80 percent of logging there was illegally. Corruption and conflict were widespread. Trust was lacking.
The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the sixth meeting of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Brazzaville on 17 and 22 May 2017.