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This summary highlights findings of three RRI studies conducted in 2020 as they relate to the DRC.

In the present context all Government Forest lands (whether notified or not) and area recorded as forest in any government record come under the ambit of the Act.

The first ever stocktake of restoring Africa’s forests and landscapes, launched today during Africa Climate Week, shows that more needs to be done to fully tap the enormous opportunity for the continent to return land to sustainable production, protect biodiversity, and shield livelihoods in the battle against climate change.

This summary highlights Kenya-specific findings of three RRI studies conducted in 2020 on: The estimated area of land and territories where the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Afro-descendants have not been recognized.

It is estimated that between 50%-90% of Africa’s trade in tropical timber and products is illegal which has a significant negative impact on any national economy. It is well-documented that economic activities operating outside the law impact the economy, exacerbate poverty and worsen the quality of forest management.

This report, produced by the Tropical Forest Alliance, tracks the relationship between the rising demand for food and agricultural products and deforestation and paints a picture of increasing demands on tropical forest landscapes.

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has come up with a draft document on 'Safeguards Information System for REDD+' for public comments, a step necessary to access the financial support for REDD+.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Bisht Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 03/09/2021. The issue for consideration was compliance of provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in the process of construction of a road by the State PWD at Jaminipar, district Almora, Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shivalik Emerald Hills Residents Welfare Society Vs Department of Forest, Uttarakhand dated 01/09/2021.

Grievance in the application was against encroachment of the forest land in Malsi forest in Bindal Rao in Rajpur, Dehradun. The court directed a report to be furnished by a joint committee of PCCF (HoFF), Uttarakhand, SEIAA, Uttarakhand and the District Magistrate, Dehradun. The report has to be furnished within one month.

Between a third and half of the world’s wild tree species are threatened with extinction, posing a risk of wider ecosystem collapse, the most comprehensive global stocktake to date warns.