Publications & Insight
European Parliament mission checks in on Cameroon
Three members of the European Parliament’s Development Committee, travelled to Cameroon in May, to assess the EU’s involvement in natural resource management. The delegation focused on EU support to combat illegal logging and halt...
How much do communities get from logging? Social obligations in the logging sector in Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and Republic of Congo
This study looks at the benefits gained by local communities from the logging industry in Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and the Republic of Congo and was carried out with support from and on request of local NGOs in these countries.
Making Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) work for forests, people and the climate: Civil society recommendations on the future of VPAs
As decision makers in the European Union (EU) and timber producing countries consider the future of the FLEGT Action Plan, and its Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA), civil society organisations and platforms from Cameroon,...
The Long Wait: Cameroon’s forest communities seek their dues
Almost half of Cameroon is covered by forest, and the sector plays a critical role in the country’s economy.
Yet Cameroon’s forest communities continue to suffer from the exploitation of their forests – while the financial...
Palm oil plantations in Cameroon ‘took away families’ crop land and burial lands’, hear participants at event in EU Parliament
Testimonies on the devastating impact of palm oil production in Colombia, Cameroon and Liberia were the subject of a high level event in Brussels today attended by several MEPs and policymakers. It comes just ahead of a crucial...
Cameroon’s emissions reduction proposals: Problems remain
When Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) members, including the EU, gather in Paris, 20 - 22 June 2016, to discuss various countries’ emission reduction proposals to the Carbon Fund, they will see that Cameroon’s newly...
Rapporteur highlights judicial harassment in Cameroon
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has cast doubts on the legal proceedings against Cameroonian human rights activist Nasako Besingi.
In a statement that should prompt unease among the international donor...
Cameroon excludes forest communities from benefit-sharing
The recent adoption of Cameroon’s 2016 finance law, which defines the annual budget, has once again thwarted the hopes of forest communities. The new law fails to reintroduce the 10 per cent of community forest revenues that had...
Protecting forests, improving livelihoods - Comparing community forestry in Cameroon and Guatemala
This report conducts a comparison between the experience of community forests in Guatemala and in Cameroon. Community forests in Guatemala have met with some success, in some cases becoming effective enterprises at the same time...
Cameroonian activist sentenced: intimidation resonates beyond borders
On 3 November 2015 Cameroonian activist Nasako Besingi – environmental campaigner, human rights defender and director of the TAIGO prize-winning NGOStruggle to Economise our Future Environment (SEFE) – was imprisoned for...