Antelopes graze at the Murchison Falls National Park in northwest Uganda on January 25, 2020. Many Ugandans oppose the plan to drill about 140 oil wells in the park. Photo: AFP
Antelopes graze at the Murchison Falls National Park in northwest Uganda on January 25, 2020. Many Ugandans oppose the plan to drill about 140 oil wells in the park. Photo: AFP
Comfert Aganyira
Opinion

Opinion

Comfert Aganyira

How does drilling for oil in Uganda’s national park live up to China’s COP15 biodiversity pledge?

  • Chinese state firms are involved in the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline and oilfields, which threaten the biodiversity-rich area and local livelihoods
  • Instead of locking Uganda into a ‘brown transition’, China should live up to its COP15 and stop investing in such projects

Antelopes graze at the Murchison Falls National Park in northwest Uganda on January 25, 2020. Many Ugandans oppose the plan to drill about 140 oil wells in the park. Photo: AFP
Antelopes graze at the Murchison Falls National Park in northwest Uganda on January 25, 2020. Many Ugandans oppose the plan to drill about 140 oil wells in the park. Photo: AFP
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