Is Norwegian money funding Congo deforestation?

A recent report by conservation NGO Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is decrying what they say is Norwegian government complicity in funding a project they allege could result in the clearance of vast tracts of Congo rainforest and the release of billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. RFUK’s report spotlights a project funded through Norway’s Central Africa Forest Initiative (CAFI) that it says could increase the area comprised by logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by 20 million hectares. The project is part the French Development Agency (AFD)’s Sustainable Forest Management Programme.

— source news.mongabay.com 2017-07-28

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