African Civil Society Decries Capture of the Africa Climate Summit by Corporate Interests   As African leaders gather for the Africa Climate Summit, hundreds of African organisations have expressed concerns about the corporate capture of the event.  The inaugural summit – held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4 to 6 September – is billed as a crucial … Read more

A first-of-its-kind comparative analysis that finds that world-leading forest offsetting and REDD+ schemes – used by some of the world’s biggest polluters – are failing forests by allowing millions of credits to be generated that simply do not represent real emissions reductions.

Trial begins of timber company accused of shooting and maiming locals Julio 21, 2022 The Congo Sunflower Forestry Development company is currently on trial, accused of orchestrating a series of reprisals and physical violence against the villagers of Tokoma in the Tshuapa province of DRC, after they seized some of the company’s equipment from a site … Read more

Gabon’s Massaha community sacred forest being logged despite government assurances for it to become a community protected area Julio 5, 2022 Massaha community’s sacred forest being logged despite government assurances for it to become Gabon’s first-ever community protected area. Logging has resumed in northeastern Gabon in the local community of Massaha’s ancestral forest of unique … Read more

NGOs call on Congolese General Prosecutor to investigate the role of several former ministers in illegal logging operations Mayo 5, 2022 A group of Congolese and international NGOs have written to DRC’s General Prosecutor calling on him to investigate reports of widespread illegal logging, which implicate as many as six former ministers. On 1 April, the … Read more

Climate catastrophe looms as DRC oil plan poses new threat to Cuvette Centrale peatlands Abril 29, 2022 The DRC government has adopted a plan to open up one of the world’s largest carbon sinks to oil drilling only months after it signed a $500 million forest protection agreement with the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) … Read more

DRC suspends twelve concessions following publication of IGF audit – Many more must now follow Abril 27, 2022 The DRC Vice Prime Minister, Eve Bazaiba, this week suspended twelve logging concessions, covering nearly two million hectares, following a damning government report into the state of the industry. This welcome development comes after intense scrutiny from … Read more

Massaha update: TBNI Logging company told to cease operations, paving the way for a new community reserve Abril 25, 2022 In a positive development, Gabon’s Forest Minister has ordered an immediate end to the logging of Massaha’s ancestral forest, by the company Transport Bois Négoce International (TBNI), paving the way for the community to create … Read more

DRC national logging moratorium must be extended indefinitely following damning audit of the industry logging Abril 7, 2022 Rainforest Foundation UK and Greenpeace Africa have today called on the DRC government and its international partners to extend the national logging moratorium indefinitely, following a damning official report that lays bare the lawlessness and impunity in … Read more

Massaha’s fight to protect their ancestral forests in Gabon Marzo 8, 2022 RFUK, Forest Peoples Programme and Greenpeace Africa have today written to the Gabonese Minister of Water, Forests, Oceans, Environment, Climate Change and Land-use Planning, Lee White, to call for an immediate halt to illegal logging in the village of Massaha’s ancestral forests, and … Read more