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To: Le government et les banques

End fossil fuels in DRC

End fossil fuels in DRC

Mettre fin aux energy fossil Urgent call

First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone for standing in solidarity with campaigns across Africa fighting for climate justice. With your support, we support each other to continue to defend an Africa without fossil fuels. 🙏

On April 8, 2022 – just months after signing a $500 million deal with donors at COP26 in Glasgow, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approved a plan to auction off 16 new oil blocks[1], including some that are located in the Congo Basin - the world's second largest rainforest and one of the world's largest carbon sinks and most environmentally sensitive areas. Opening the DRC's forests to oil drilling would be an unimaginable disaster for the climate, biodiversity, human rights and local livelihoods.

This is why activists in the DRC are calling on Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi to ban this toxic auction. Can you add your name to their petition?

Why is this important?

Oui pour proteger le foret du bassin du Congo On April 8, 2022 – just months after signing a $500 million deal with donors at COP26 in Glasgow, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approved a plan to auction off 16 new oil blocks[1], including some that are located in the Congo Basin - the world's second largest rainforest and one of the world's largest carbon sinks and most environmentally sensitive areas. Opening the DRC's forests to oil drilling would be an unimaginable disaster for the climate, biodiversity, human rights and local livelihoods.

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2022-08-11 08:43:07 -0400

50 signatures reached

2022-08-09 15:41:09 -0400

25 signatures reached

2022-08-09 07:01:40 -0400

10 signatures reached