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 … Read more

Congolese civil society releases position paper calling into question the legality of DRC oil and gas auction Octubre 28, 2022 A group of environmental civil society organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have just released a position paper detailing the multitude of issues with the government’s auction of oil and gas blocks covering the … Read more

Press Release: Petition of 100,000 signatures handed to DRC President to stop new oil development Julio 25, 2022 Kinshasa, 25 July 2022 – More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to end the development of new oil and gas fields in the … Read more

Calls for President Felix Tshisekedi to cancel plans for oil drilling in DRC’s tropical rainforests Julio 18, 2022 RFUK together with Rainforest Rescue, Greenpeace Africa, 350.org and other African civil society groups have launched a petition calling on President Felix Tschisekedi to cancel the upcoming July 28-29 auction of oil exploration rights to some of … Read more

How local communities are critical to protecting one of the largest carbon sinks from extractive industries

Climate catastrophe looms as DRC oil plan poses new threat to Cuvette Centrale peatlands Abril 29, 2022 The DRC government has adopted a plan to open up one of the world’s largest carbon sinks to oil drilling only months after it signed a $500 million forest protection agreement with the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) … Read more

Press Release: NGOs warn about lifting DRC logging ban Septiembre 2, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOOMING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE IF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY STAYS SILENT ON PLAN TO OPEN UP THE WORLD’S SECOND-LARGEST RAINFOREST TO INDUSTRIAL LOGGING, WARN NGOS In a letter to international climate funders, a group of leading environmental and human rights organisations warn of … Read more