Congo, DR Congo launch joint appeal for peatland protection

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As the the threats of climate change continue to get more real, the Republic of Congo and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have launched a joint appeal for funds to aid in protecting their tropical peatlands.

In a joint statement issued on Monday, the two countries said they hoped to gain “guarantees in the form of funding… with the aim of sufficiently offsetting” sacrifices made by their populations if the peatlands are left untouched.

The Congo basin forest is the second largest…

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