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Congo Forest Can Help Africa Improve Climate Mitigation – Prince of Bapindi

His royal highness Prince Arnold Kufulula has stated that the Congo forest can help Africa in its fight against affect climate change by restoring its landscapes and investing in low-carbon transport.

The heir to the Congo Bapindi Kingdom made this known in an exclusive interview with DA News, saying Congo has the second largest forest in the world and can come to good use in the continent’s fight against the effects of climate change.

Also known as the Prince of Bapindi and Wolf of Congo he said the is an urgent need for the African Union to set in motion that will lead to the development of the forest and its resources.

According to him “Africa has suffered devastating effects of Climate change despite its few contributions to its causes.

The continent needs to begin shifting the climate challenges, I support focusing on investing in Congo’s forests and its resources.

“I propose that the next COP after UAE be held in Congo, it is my opinion that our forest can help contribute to some helpful solutions,” he said.

Prince Kufulula while lending his voice on the effect of climate change on Women and Girls who are major victims in Sub Sahara Africa urged the government to create special grants for households to help cushion its effects.

“The government can create special grants for households that can help them stalk up on resources needed when emergency weather or challenging situations present themselves,” he said.


By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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