Congo to public sale land to grease firms: ‘Our precedence is to not save the planet’

Congo, house to one of many largest old-growth rainforests on Earth, is auctioning off huge quantities of land in a push to change into “the brand new vacation spot for oil investments,” a part of a worldwide shift because the world retreats on combating local weather change in a scramble for fossil fuels.

The oil and gasoline blocks, which shall be auctioned in late July, prolong into Virunga Nationwide Park, the world’s most essential gorilla sanctuary, in addition to tropical peatlands that retailer huge quantities of carbon, preserving it out of the environment and from contributing to international warming.

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