Blog: What can the EU do to curb corruption in the forest sector?
Corruption. It has blighted countries in every continent for generations, and is identified as a main reason why illegal logging continues at a seemingly unstoppable rate. Each year Transparency International produces a Corruption...
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...
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...
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...
Cameroonian civil society expresses concern about ERPIN
Cameroonian NGOs are calling on Carbon Fund participants, including the EU, to not endorse Cameroon’s Emission Reductions Program Idea Note (ERPIN).
Participants of the Carbon Fund are meeting in Brussels on 13 October to discuss...
Robinson Djeukam Njinga Memorial
On 19 August 2015 our dear friend and colleague, Robinson Djeukam Njinga, an environmental and social justice lawyer and activist in Cameroon, passed away suddenly in a hospital in Yaoundé. With his passing, Fern and many others...