Democratic Republic of the Congo
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In 2010, Democratic Republic of the Congo had 198Mha of natural forest, extending over 85% of its land area. In 2021, it lost 1.25Mha of natural forest, equivalent to 822Mt of CO₂ emissions.
Explore interactive charts and maps that summarize the role forests play in climate change in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Forest carbon statistics – including how forests store, emit and sequester (remove) carbon – can be customized, easily shared and downloaded for offline use.