CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION IN DR Congo - AN EXCERPT (Nachmany, M. / Fankhauser, S. / Davidová, J. et al. LSE)

The Democratic Republic of Congo ratified the UNFCCC in 1995 and the Kyoto Protocol in 2005. DRC is a non-Annex I country under the Kyoto Protocol. Development has been impacted by the Second Congo War, which began in 1998 and involved numerous foreign armies and multiple militia groups, killing 5.4m people. As a result, there has not been a particularly strong history of action on climate change legislation. Nonetheless, the country does have a National Adaptation Plan on Climate Change, and has engaged actively at the forefront of global REDD+ activities.However, DRC’s ability to engage with the development process and implement laws over the medium term depends on being able to maintain a tenuous stability and provide economic development.

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Created Date: 01-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 02-11-2015
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