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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

We have 8 items tagged with ‘Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’.
  • Houses on stilts at the side of water, with trees behind

    30x30 – a brave new dawn or a failure to protect people and nature?

    The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) negotiations, concluding early next year, include a plan to nearly double protected areas to 30% of the planet by 2030. Joe Eisen and Blaise Mudodosi discuss whether the 30x30 target offers a false solution to the biodiversity crisis

    21 October 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Two men carry a tray on the muddy side of a stretch of water, while another man, bending down, sorts through small stones

    Mining cobalt better

    While the post-COVID-19 world looks at ‘building back better’, little has changed for artisanal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over the last 12 months, IIED’s research in partnership with Afrewatch DRC has found nascent efforts to improve the sector to be at risk of creating “islands of responsibility” while failing to drive the broad based societal and environmental change envisaged by the ‘building back better’ agenda

    29 September 2021 | Blog | Gender
  • The DRC contains 10 per cent of the world's tropical forests but has seen high rates of deforestation.

    Interview avec Benjamin Toirambe

    In the ninth of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Paris (COP21), Benjamin Toirambe Bamoninga, director of sustainable development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's environment ministry, talks about the realities of climate change in DRC

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Timbuktu, Mali: A woman pours water from an irrigation canal onto her garden. Mali's climate-resilient agricultural plan will promote better irrigation systems (Photo: Marco Dormino/MINUSMA)

    Least developed country leaders say "follow us" to tackle climate change

    The unsung heroes of the UN climate summit were the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), says Achala Abeysinghe

    6 October 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • The timber depot of Green Timber, a Chinese-owned timber concession that are licensed to operate in Nampula and Zambezia provinces, Mozambique (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

    China-Africa Forest Governance project

    Improving evidence, capacity and joint action for sustainable Chinese investment in Africa's forests

    22 September 2014 | Project | Forests
  • Participants at the meeting establish how their NGO works with communities in DRC (Photo: Alessandra Guiliani/IIED)

    Poverty and conservation in DRC – what role for a network?

    A new network being set up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo aims to bring organisations together on poverty and conservation issues

    24 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Isilda Nhantumbo, Bright Sibale, and Duncan Macqueen exchange ideas at a Forest Governance Learning Group Learning Event in Mozambique. Photo: Leianne Rolington

    Private sector involvement with REDD+

    IIED worked with partners to understand and document the scale of private sector engagement with REDD+, which aimed to reduce emissions and conserve forests in specific countries.This was achieved by developing a series of national-level case studies, research into opportunities for further private sector engagement and commitments towards zero-deforestation supply chains

    12 September 2013 | Project | Forests
  • Community Forestry in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    This project involved the development of policy and legislation in the DRC that recognises the rights of forest communities to manage their own forests and the benefits from them

    9 September 2010 | Project | Forests
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