Oil exploration in DR Congo peatland risks forests, climate and local communities

Last month, the Democratic Republic of Congo approved the auctioning off of 16 oil blocks, at least nine of which are in the fragile peatland ecosystem of the Cuvette Centrale. The auction aims to increase government revenue and boost domestic production of oil from its current modest level of 25,000 barrels per day. ‚ÄúThis is … Continue reading Oil exploration in DR Congo peatland risks forests, climate and local communities