Towards Legal and Sustainable Investments by China in Africa’s Forests

International Institute for Environment and Development  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
9. August 2018

Chinese investment in Africa is substantial and growing. The country’s investment and trade in Africa’s natural resource sectors have significant implications for African forests. More than 75 per cent of African timber exports go to China – in Mozambique, for example, the share is over 90 per cent. IIED’s China-Africa Forest Governance project is dedicated to improving evidence, capacity and joint action for sustainable Chinese investment in Africa’s forests. Since 2014, this project has created opportunities for improving policy, Chinese company practices, community benefits, and sustainable land use in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique and Uganda.

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