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Comparison of illegal logging laws in the EU, the US, Australia and Japan

As major timber consuming markets, the EU, US, Australia, and most recently, Japan, have all introduced laws to restrict the access of illegally harvested timber to their markets. While the laws are essentially addressing the same issue, there are some important differences. ClientEarth has...
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Rethinking Liberia’s Forests: Implementing the New Vision

06 Oct
From to
Liberia
Organised by Forestry Development Authority, Global Witness, NGO Coalition, Rights & Resources Group
The conference aim is *to develop a shared vision for Liberia’s forests and people and to create practical plans to implement this vision*. The past two years have seen a shift in the discourse of Liberia’s forest sector, and the conference is a timely, strategic opportunity to bring about profound...
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Forest Landscapes: Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

21 Oct
From
BRUSSELS, Belgium
Organised by EP Intergroup CCBSD
Hosted by: Catherine Bearder MEP Forests and forest landscapes, particularly in tropical areas, are important in regulating global carbon budgets and moderating climate change but they are still being degraded and destroyed at a significant rate. These same forests provide many other essential non-...
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Addressing the risks of a weak legal framework governing forest conversion in Liberia

Forests converted for agricultural, mining, infrastructure and urban expansion purposes represent more than half of worldwide deforestation. In recent years, forest conversion has increased in West and Central Africa; however, few forestry and land tenure laws have been updated to govern it...
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