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Republic of Congo: New Forest Code promulgated

07-08-2020
Congo, Law, Forestry, Deforestation

The law n° 33-2020 on the forest code was definitely adopted on 8 July 2020. This new law has been under discussion since 2018 and was still under debate in the National Assembly in April 2020. Over the past few years, there has been an emergence of concerns about forest management, climage change, illegal logging, conservation of …

Illegal logging persists in Congo despite FLEGT VPA: FERN

14-10-2016
FLEGT VPA, Congo, FERN

Systemic illegalities persist in the Republic of Congo’s (RoC) forest sector, despite the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) signed with the EU to combat illegal timber trade, claims the environmental NGO Fern. In fact, according to the RoC’s Independent Monitor of the implementation of forest law and …