DRC is failing to tackle deforestation due to certain programmes
DRC is failing to tackle deforestation
The Rights and Resources Initiative has released a report detailing how projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo are failing to tackle forces driving deforestation. Marine Gauthier, author of the report argues that the country will need to prioritise resolving land conflicts, and respect the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples, enabling these communities to participate directly in REDD+ programmes to succeed. Gauthier cautions that the lack of clarity opens the way for major conflicts over natural resources and threatens to undermine the customary rights of indigenous peoples and local communities to their land lands and resources.