Now imagine that whole forest being sold off to companies to cut down it for all its valuable timber.
That is precisely what’s being proposed right now for Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), home to the second largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon, to endangered wildlife and around 40 million people.
The area in the DRC given to loggers could triple to 30 million hectares, and a 15-year moratorium on large-scale logging lifted, under a project being considered for funding by the Norwegian Government.
Instead of creating such huge new climate risk, the government of Norway should work with the Congolese authorities to cancel and dismantle the 5 million hectares of large-scale logging concessions in DRC which are currently illegal.
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