Are you ready to the join “la lucha” for Virunga’s Survival and the Rights of the Communities? LOCAL MOVEMENT Since 2010, local protest in and around Virunga National park in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been mounting against oil exploration in this World Heritage site. Many of these demonstrations have been directed against SOCO’s… Read More
DRC’s Constitutional Right and Duty to Protect Virunga
The Democratic Republic of Congo Environmental Legislation In 2007, the Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment (SAIEA) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) published the first edition of the Handbook on environmental assessment legislation in the SADC region. This post is based on the last updated version of this handbook (2012) and offers… Read More
Oil Companies, Spot the Difference: Who is Willing to take Unacceptable Shortcuts in Virunga?
Spot the Difference: Who is Willing to take Unacceptable Shortcuts in Virunga? Extract from Bannon, Ian and Paul Collier book on Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions, “Chapter 8 – Attracting Reputable Companies to Risky Environments: Petroleum and Mining Companies” . By John Bray Historically, junior companies have been more willing than major… Read More