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Stronger democracy means stronger forests
Corruption and illegal deforestation go hand in hand. The best way to tackle them is through bolstering community land rights and democracy, say Marie-Ange Kalenga and Brice Böhmer.
EU Development Budget: will the Council build on Parliament’s bold stance?
The European Parliament has given unambiguous support to the climate and the environment. Now Member States must follow suit.
Bringing community forestry to the next level: A review of European support in the Congo Basin
In the past two decades, community forestry has yielded uneven results in the Congo Basin. The initial goal - enabling local communities to benefit directly from forest management - is not yet a reality. Problems include uneven...
Community forestry in Liberia
In a world where communities have less access and ownership to land and forests, what happens when forests are too small to commercially log?
This report documents three community stories, showing how they have tried to benefit...
Community forestry: Opportunity or mirage for women in the Congo Basin?
In the Congo Basin, women play an important role in forest management by either practicing traditional agroforestry or collecting fuelwood and non-timber forest products for food, livestock, and health care or income generation....
We only have one planet
Forests contribute much more to the planet than we are aware, playing a major role in food security, fresh water, culture and wellbeing. They provide significant income for rural communities in developing countries, and are...
Community forests in Cameroon: what have we learnt so far?
Cameroon was the first country in Central Africa to trial community forestry. There have been challenges, but this film explains how to overcome those barriers. With thanks to Centre for the Environment and Development (CED)...
How community forestry can contribute to development and stability
Community forestry is our best chance to ensure forests remain standing and communities get the livelihoods and benefits they deserve. Fern's partners in Central African Republic and Republic of Congo explain why people who depend...
Community forests in the Congo Basin: What is the EUs role?
When done right, community forestry can help communities and global climate and Sustainable Development Goals objectives. This film explains the role the EU should play.
Achieving the 1.5 Target with Forests: What Role for the EU? - Panel event
By endorsing the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has made a commitment to halt deforestation and forest degradation and protect carbon sinks and storage. The efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees will also require fores...