Since the Forest Code came into force in 2002, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Tourism has often carried out consultations and raised awareness of communities. However, the majority of consultations take place at the level of district chiefs, and hardly ever involve the affected populations. Forest communities’ points of view are hardly ever considered by the authorities during the decision-making process.
The same applies to the REDD and Voluntary Partnership Agreement processes. Consultation workshops have only been organised in Kinshasa and in a few provincial cities. Therefore we can only consider the consultation to be partial and incomplete.
|Title||Law No. 011/2002 of 29 August 2002 Forest Code,
Law 09/11 of 16 July 2011 establishing basic principles for the protection of the environment
Decree n ° 08/08 of 8 April 2008 laying down the procedure for classification and declassification of forests
Decree n ° 08/09 of 8 April 2008 laying down the procedure for allocation of forest concessions,
Ministerial Order No. 024 of 7 August 2008 establishing the procedure of preliminary investigation for the granting of a forest concession,
Ministerial Decree No. 102 / CAB/MIN/ECN-T/15/JEB/2009 / 16 June 2009 laying down rules and procedures of forest control
|Organisation||Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Tourism|