Einführung/Introduction: DR Kongo/DR Congo

Die Demokratische Republik Kongo (DR Kongo) ist eines der größten Länder Afrikas. Sie liegt am Äquator und wird von mehreren großen Flüssen durchzogen. Vor allem der Kongo-Fluss ist bedeutend. Große Flächen des Landes sind mit dem für das weltweite Klima wichtigen Regenwald bedeckt. Im Osten prägen Bergregionen die Landschaft, Das Klima im ist tropisch, heiß und feucht. Die Temperaturen variieren etwas im Jahreszeitenverlauf und hängen unter anderem von der Höhenlage ab.

Informationen zum tropischen Regenwald in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as the Republic of Zaire, is geographically the largest state in Southern and Central Africa. It is situated at the heart of Africa, and lies on the Equator, covering an area of 2,345,095 km². The DRC has 37 kilometres of coastline and a geography characterised by a vast central basin low-lying plateau rising to volcanoes and mountains in the east. More than half the country is covered by dense tropical rainforest. The country is traversed by numerous rivers with the Congo River being the largest. The DRC has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons; the 'dry season' (18 to 27oC ) called 'Congolese Winter', which is from June to August. The 'rainy season' (22 to 33oC) runs from September to May with its heavy, monsoon rains. Temperatures are hot and humid in the central region,cooler and drier in the southern highlands, and cooler and wetter in the eastern highlands. 

Additional information: https://dgap.org/en/research/publications/climate-and-environmental-security-democratic-republic-congo

Climate Watch Data / Klimadaten: DR Kongo

Source: SDG Linkages Northrop, E., H. Biru, S. Lima, M. Bouye, and R. Song. 2016. “Examining the Alignment Between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals.” Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at: www.climatewatchdata.org

Governmental Policies / Klimapolitik der Regierung

UNFCCC: Contribution Déterminée à l’échelle Nationale révisée

UNFCCC: Democratic Republic of Congo. Seconde communication nationale à la Convention Cadre sur le Changement Climatique.(French, Französisch)

UNFCCC: Democratic Republic of Congo, third communication (French, Französisch)

UNFCCC: Democratic Republic of Congo, national INDC Climate action plan 2015

UNFCCC: Democratic Republic of Congo, national adapatation plan to climate change 2022-2026

Climate Rights: DR Kongo


Climate Service Centre: Climate change scenarios Congo Basin

Climate Service Centre: Fact sheet climate change DR Congo

GFDRR: Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Services DR Congo

IITA: Meteorological stations - monitoring climate change

Relief Web/Gov. of the Netherlands: Climate Change Profile, DR Congo (East)

Relief Web: DR Congo, floods and other problems (humanitarian issues)

UNDP: Cassava adapting to climate change

UNDP: DR Congo – Climate change adaptation

UNDP: Climate promise, DR Congo

IISD: Greenhouse gas emissions baseline projection

ClimateChangeNews: DR Congo climate plan

World Bank: Climate risk country profile - DR Congo

NORAD: National REED Evaluation DR Congo

USAID Climatelinks: DR Congo

USAID/Reliefweb: Climate change country profile, DR Congo

Centre Internat. Forest Research: DR Congo

Centre Internat. Forest Research: DR Congo, climate change and forests in the Congo Basin

CIFOR: Adaptation REDD+ forest Congo Basin

CBI: Congo Basin Institute

DR Congo joins clean air coalition

DICF.UNEPGRID: DR Congo, climate change

USAID: DR Congo, climate change country profile


NGOs / NROs and experts on climate change

Global Information Society Watch - DR Congo

Rainforests - Mongabay

Climate Action Network International (ACDI/ONG-RDC - ACDI/NGO-DRC)

GERICS: Climate DR Congo, fact sheet

GERICS: Climate DR Congo final report and project information

ELDIS: DR Congo - Climate change

Global Witness: REDD Congo Basis Forest Fund

Global Witness: DR Congo threatens to open world's second largest rainforest to new industrial loggers

Gender and climate tracker - DR Congo

FutureClimateAfrica: Rainfall in the Congo basin: The September–November rainy season

ICTs and climate change mitigation, DR Congo

ACCORD: Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region, Causes, dynamics, effects

Local communiities climate change vulnerability and adaptation

Greenpeace: DR Congo forests

IFPRI: Climate smart agriculture practices - Maize in Western Congo

Business and Human Rights: logging timber taxes poverty climate change

CIFOR: Local communities vulnerable to climate change and adaptation strategies in Bukavu, DR Congo

ENSIA: Links between climate change and the Congo River

DR Congo: The public understanging of climate change

Carbon Brief: DR Congo

Forest condition in the Congo Basin





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