Malawi steps up action against illegal charcoal trade (analysis)

Enviro & Legislation

New forestry laws and improved capacity in Malawi’s courts have improved law enforcement’s ability to fight forestry-related crimes, like illegal charcoal production.Under a new amendment to the country’s Forestry Act, which treats charcoal as a forest product, the government now has the authority to issue stronger penalties, fines and jail sentences.The USAID and UKAID-funded Modern…

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