The Congo Basin is home to the second largest rainforest in the world. Photo: AFP
The Congo Basin is home to the second largest rainforest in the world. Photo: AFP

DR Congo’s rethink of logging deals ahead of COP26 climate change summit could hit Chinese firms

  • The government is keen to emphasise its environmental credentials and fears illegal contracts have put US$1 billion international conservation funding at risk
  • Chinese firms are not directly targeted, but the country is the biggest export market for rosewood – a resource targeted by illegal logging operations

Topic |   China-Africa relations
The Congo Basin is home to the second largest rainforest in the world. Photo: AFP
The Congo Basin is home to the second largest rainforest in the world. Photo: AFP
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