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Congo in the Crosshairs: New Oil and Gas Expansion Threats to Climate, Forests, and Communities

10 November 2022


A new comprehensive mapping and analysis by RFUK and Earth Insight shows that oil and gas expansion in the Congo Basin is a rapidly accelerating existential threat to the global climate, and to the world’s second largest rainforest – including the tens of millions of people who live there. There is still time for African nations and the international community to chart a different path, but meaningful action must be taken now if there’s any hope of protecting critical forests and the communities that depend on them.



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