Stop Oil Drilling in the (O)kavango by Canadian Co ReconAfrica
ReconAfrica is a Canadian Oil company with an exploration licence covering 35,000 kms spanning Namibia and Botswana and within the watershed of the Okavango Delta (the licenced area abuts the main river supplying the Delta for about 270kms). The Delta in a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the largest populations of wildlife in Africa. More than a million people's sustinable livelhoods depend on its waters. ReconAfrica believes there are 120 billion barrels of oil, which would make it the largest onshore oil field in recent times. If burnt it would consume 1/6th of the planet's remaining carbon budget. They have a team built of experts in fracking and oil exploration risks catastrophic damage to the Okavango Delta and CO2.
We are demanding that Canada, home of ReconAfrica, and other members of the G7 (the company trades and has offices in 4 of those 7 countries) stop this project, all new oil exploration, crimanalise ecocide and fund alternatives for countries like Namibia and Botswana to whom the Global North owes a climate debt. This is part of a campaign leading up to the G7 meeting in June and forwards to COP 26 and beyond.