Environmental statistics 60% open

Democratic Republic of the Congo

What data is expected?

A selection of deforestation, pollution statistics (air and water pollution), as well as information on extractives activities, and their concessions/licences.

  • Air pollution levels
  • Water quality
  • Extractives activities
  • Deforestation
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable No
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format WFS
Digital data No
Print data Yes
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Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Googled
characteristics Extractives activities Trimble provides mining cadastre including key information such as company name, duration (start and expiration), mineral, status of licence
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, ICCN; Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME), REGIDESO (sub-contractor of MoME),
Although the government service doesn't make this data available, its partners do make it available for whoever requests it.

Environmental data is provided by many third-parties. Deforestation is provided by Moabi. Moabi DRC is a collaborative mapping initiative that aims to increase transparency and accountability on resource issues in DRC. It’s part of the project, Improving Forest Governance through independent monitoring in the Democratic of Congo - a multi-partner project building the institutions and tools necessary to independently monitoring natural resources across DRC. The project’s current focus is developing an independently monitoring approach for REDD+. Partners: http://rdc.moabi.org/partners/en/. Also the World Resources Institute (WRI) and USAID provide data as part of the Congo Basin Forest Atlases. The WRI partners with the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development (MEDD) to develop the Interactive Forest Atlas of the Democratic Republic of Congo and to build the capacity of forest stakeholders in remote sensing, GIS, and forest information management. This partnership aims to strengthen forest management and land use planning by bringing all major land use categories onto the same platform. Forest maps can be found here: https://www.wri.org/our-work/project/congo-basin-forests/democratic-republic-congo#project-tabs Air pollution data is provided by Kinshasa University: https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/toxic-heavy-metals-in-ambient-air-of-kinshasa-democratic-republic-congo-2380-2391-1000178.php?aid=72845, The government-owned company REGIDESO is responsible for water management but does not provide pollution data. A news article points towards poor water management and issues with water pollution: http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/201503270742.html

Meta data

Data location   http://portals.flexicadastre.com/drc/en/ - Mining cadastre showing licence details
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   WFS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Gaïus Kowene
Last modified   Mon Jun 04 2018 01:09:43 GMT+0000 (UTC)