Monday, 10 October 2011

UN Advises Prudent Use of Abundant Resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  UNNews  - Monday, October 10, 2011
New York, Oct 10 2011 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the capacity 

to become the driving force of Africa’s economic development if its vast forests, water 

resources and trillions of dollars worth of mineral reserves are used prudently, 

according to the findings of a United Nations assessment released today.
Courtesy UNEP 

The DRC has half of Africa’s forests and water resources, but faces alarming rates of deforestation, species depletion, heavy metal pollution and land degradation from mining, according to the study. Click here.
http://hqweb.unep.org/dnc/CountryOperations/DRCongo/PostConflictEnvironmentalAssessmentreport/tabid/55517/Default.aspx


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