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ALLOCATION OF COMMUNITY FORESTS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ALLOCATION OF COMMUNITY FORESTS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

28 October 2019

A process to test the legal framework on community forests is currently underway in CAR. For more than two years, local and indigenous communities have been supported by civil society in applying for the allocation of the pilot community forests. The process developed by those involved has been documented to provide a basis for a review of the legal framework. This report presents the context, challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt during the pilot experiences.

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COMMUNITY FORESTS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

COMMUNITY FORESTS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

02 October 2019

Strengthening forest communities’ rights and enabling them to manage their traditional lands is the most effective means of both protecting rainforests and fighting poverty. In 2014, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) passed Community Forest legislation in what is arguably the most ground-breaking legal development related to Congo Basin rainforests in recent years.

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Making Community Forestry Successful in DRC: anthropological perspectives on community-based forest management

Making Community Forestry Successful in DRC: anthropological perspectives on community-based forest management

26 September 2019

In 2014, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) adopted ground-breaking legislation that enables forest communities to obtain “local community forest concessions” (CFCLs) of up to 50,000 hectares of their customarily owned lands, in perpetuity....

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Making community forests work for local and indigenous communities in the Central African Republic

Making community forests work for local and indigenous communities in the Central African Republic

11 July 2019

As the Central African Republic (CAR) is entering a decisive phase that could lead to the allocation of the country’s first ‘pilot’ community forests, the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and CAR civil society groups are supporting local communities in their application processes.

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The Green Climate Fund in the Congo Basin Rainforests - Good Money After Bad?

The Green Climate Fund in the Congo Basin Rainforests - Good Money After Bad?

01 July 2019

A new report published today by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) on the Green Climate Fund finds that one of the world’s largest climate adaptation and mitigation funds for developing countries may actually do more harm to tropical forests and people on the frontline of climate change unless it is reformed.

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Yaoundé Declaration Declaration: Statement concerning community forestry in the Congo Basin region

Yaoundé Declaration Declaration: Statement concerning community forestry in the Congo Basin region

10 June 2019

Organisations and individuals from Central Africa, along with international partners from Europe, came together in Yaoundé in February 2019 to discuss the lessons from the recent years of community forest development in the Congo Basin, especially in the context of the projects funded through DFID’s ILLUCBF programme.

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