The Fate of the Lungs of Africa Hangs in the Balance

Greenpeace Africa
Greenpeace Africa
Publication Date:
15 May 2017
Central Africa, Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development

After the war in the DRC in 2002, under pressure from the World Bank, the Congolese government suspended the awarding of new industrial logging concessions. One of the primary objectives of this Moratorium (a temporary stop until certain conditions are fulfilled) placed 15 years ago, was to embark on a path whereby the forest sector would become a sustainable industry, generating billions of dollars in revenues and tens of thousands of jobs.


The Fate of Lungs of Africa Hangs in Balance

Community Forestry offers the opportunity for local and indigenous people to control and manage the forest in a sustainable way, but once the moratorium on awarding new concessions ... Read more »