Thomas Hubert is a journalist who has spent the last decade between France, Ireland and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following a two-year stint as Kinshasa correspondent for the BBC, he is now based in Paris, covering issues ranging from human rights to farm policy and the environment for French- and English-speaking media houses and NGOs.
Do Congo's forests need protection against shifting cultivation?By Thomas Hubert, CIFOR
Is slash and burn agriculture really a big contributor to deforestation?
Think big by thinking small?By Thomas Hubert, CIFOR
EU plan to curb illegal logging needs to focus on some of the smaller suppliers first
Cameroon study shows mitigation and adaptation go togetherBy Thomas Hubert, CIFOR
When it comes to forests, the two need to work side by side
Chinese timber companies in Zambia bring jobs - and social costsBy Thomas Hubert, CIFOR
China’s deepening involvement with African timber is having important social consequences
Scientists urge tact in crafting forest governance systemsBy Thomas Hubert, CIFOR
Forest governance often means addressing the inconsistencies of land, tree and resource management, and is a complex process
Harnessing the Congo’s rivers to save its forestsBy Thomas Hubert
It’s not the timber trade, agricultural expansion or mining that poses the greatest threat to tropical forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the demand for energy
For DRC’s forests, legislation is only part of the solutionBy Thomas Hubert
Legislation enacted in the past decade to slow forest loss in the Democratic Republic of Congo is innovative, but implementing it remains a challenge
From forest harvest to bubbling business in the Congo BasinBy Thomas Hubert
Should the long-established livelihoods of hunters and gatherers be integrated into the modern economy?
Can REDD+ drive change in DR Congo?By Thomas Hubert
Slowing forest loss will be difficult until the government addresses corruption, fighting and other problems
Male-female roles should factor into Congo climate programsBy Thomas Hubert, CIFOR
In the Congo Basin, men and women carry out quite similar livelihood activities — farming, hunting and collecting various forest products — but in very different ways