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nov 27

Afrika Nå: What is happening in the Congo Basin rainforest?

27. november, kl. 18:00-19:30
Fellesrådet for Afrika
Kulturhuset
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The Congo Basin spans across Cameroon, the Central African Republic, DR Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo and is home to the second largest rainforest in the world and to a huge range of animals and birds. Stretching across Central Africa, the Basin is also home to 80 million people who depend on it for food, charcoal and medicinal plants. What is the situation like in the Congo Basin?

Over the last couple of years there have been more fires in the Congo Basin rainforest than in the Amazon, yet it has received little media attention. 50 percent of the forest has been allocated for logging, while charcoal fuel harvesting is at an all-time high. What does this mean for the climate in the region and what are the consequences for the nearby regions like the Horn of Africa and the continent as a whole?

In the panel:

Lionel Diss, Special Advisor DR Congo in the Rainforest Foundation Norway.

Sofie Nordvik, Climate activist in Y Global.

Esben Marcussen, Rainforest advisor in Greenpeace.

Moderator for the event will be Gunnell Sandanger, Senior Communications Advisor at CICERO.

The event is free and open to all!

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