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ENVIRONNEMENT R.D.Congo

Les problèmes de l’environnement s en R.D.Congo depuis la période pré coloniale jusqu’à nos jours, la R.D.Congo a toujours été secouée par plusieurs guerres qui perturbent fondamentalement le destin des populations et aggravent leur précarité. Il suffit de penser aux conflits ethniques entre les différentes communautés, ainsi que les différentes rébellions qui ont éclaté de puis l’indépendance jus qu’en nos jours à l’occupation du territoire national. Cette situation des conflits permanents appelle, certains aujourd’hui, une réflexion sur les voies, moyens de restaurer la paix et les conditions d’instaurer une paix durable. La question particulière de la stabilité de l’environnement étant donné les nuisances et les pollutions que les guerres provoquent en R.D.Congo. Du point de vue écologique, l’environnement c’est le cadre de vie qui assure la santé, l’alimentation, les ressources et l’emploi. De ce fait, l’environnement de qualité est nécessaire à la satisfaction des besoins humains. L’environnement comprend deux parties, à savoir: une partie abiotique et une partie biotique. La partie abiotique est constituée des éléments non vivants comme l’eau, l’air, le sol, l’atmosphère, le rayonnement solaire.
La partie biotique est constituée des êtres vivants comme l’homme, l’animal, le micro-organisme et la plante.
- les changements climatiques qui sont lié à la modification de l’équilibre énergétique du système terre-océan-atmosphère-biosphère menant à un changement irréversible du climat du globe terrestre. Les conséquences de ce changement climatique global sont variables selon les latitudes, les saisons, la position géographique de la région au sein d’un continent
- On peut citer le gaspillage et la consommation excessive, les déchets et la pollution, l’épuisement des ressources de la terre, la disparition des espèces animales et végétales, le déséquilibre de quelques systèmes planétaires.
- A cause des guerres et rébellions depuis plusieurs années lesquelles ont occasionné d’innombrables pertes des vies humaines, pertes de certaines espèces animales, détruisant les infrastructures économiques, des industries de produit agricole, fournisseurs de matières première et mauvaises condition des soins de santé.
Les solutions : -Il faut vulgariser la culture de la paix, mettre en relief la responsabilité éthique de l’homme sur son environnement. La culture de la paix et l’éthique mettant un accent particulier sur la notion d’astreintes écologiques infligées par l’homme à son environnement fournisseur des ressources et sur la promotion de la vie à travers la culture écologique, l’éducation et l’éthique mésologique.
- il faut un droit de l’environnement qui pourra assurer la cohabitation responsable et conviviale entre l’homme et la nature, ce droit doit être appris aux enfants dès leur bas âge niveau primaire, secondaire et universitaire.
malgré les multiple guerre en R.D.Congo le territoire congolais est tout entier occupé par le bassin du fleuve Congo, les lacs (lacs Tumba, May Ndombe, Kivu, Tanganyaka, Moero, Albert, Edouard...) et les parcs (Virunga, Upemba, Salonga, Garamba.Kahuzi biega..) Les forets congolais représentent une véritable pharmacie tropicale. La RDC dispose également des gammes variées des animaux. Les forêts, les savanes, les rivières disposent de différentes espèces animales: poissons, bêtes sauvages, animaux domestiques, de ressources du sous-sol ou minéralières : diamant, cobalt, or, cuivre.
La protection de notre environnement donne lieu à des débats et controverses de plus en plus nombreux sur les meilleurs moyens de gérer la terre que nous héritons de nos parents et que nous laisserons à nos enfants.

English translation by community member amys

Environment in the DRC

The environmental problems of the DRC span from the pre-colonial period up until today. The DRC has always been troubled by countless wars, which have profoundly disturbed the destiny of the people, and worsened their insecurity. You only have to think about the conflicts between different ethnic communities, as well as the rebellions which flared up after independence, up to the occupation of the national territory today. This constant state of conflict causes some people today to reflect on the different ways and paths to restoring peace, and the conditions for establishing sustainable peace. One important issue is that of environmental stability, in particular the damage and pollution caused by wars in the DRC. From an ecological point of view, the environment is the setting that provides health, sustenance, resources and employment. Because of this, a high-quality environment is necessary to satisfy human needs.

The environment is made up of two parts, the biotic and the abiotic. The abiotic part is made up of non-living elements such as water, air, earth, the atmosphere, the sun’s rays. The biotic part comprises living beings such as human beings, animals, plants and microorganisms.

-Climate change is linked to alterations in the energy balance of the land-ocean-atmosphere-biosphere system, leading to an irreversible change in the Earth’s climate. The consequences of this climate change vary depending on the latitude, season, geographical position and region within a continent.

- We can cite as problems waste and excessive consumption, refuse and pollution, the Earth’s dwindling resources, the disappearance of animal and plant species, and the imbalance of certain global systems.

- Wars and rebellions over many years have cost countless human lives as well as certain animal species, and destroyed economic infrastructures, agricultural industries and raw materials suppliers, and caused poor healthcare conditions.

The solutions:

- We must spread the culture of peace, and highlight the ethical responsibility that human beings have towards our environment. This culture of peace and ethics should especially emphasise the notion of ecological damage that human beings have inflicted on the environment that provides us with resources, and it should focus on promoting life through education, ecological culture and mesologic ethics.

- We need an environmental law which can ensure responsible and harmonious cohabitation between mankind and nature. This law should be taught to children as early as possible, at primary, secondary and university level.

Despite the multiple wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the whole of the Congolese territory is occupied by the Congo Basin, the lakes (Lakes Tumba, May, Ndombe, Kivu, Tanganyaka, Moero, Albert, Edward…) and the parks (Virunga, Upemba, Salonga, Garamba, Kahuzi-Biega…). The Congolese forests represent a veritable tropical pharmacy. The DRC also harbours a very wide range of animals. The forest, savannahs and rivers contain different animal species - fish, wild animals, domesticated animals – and mineral and underground resources – diamond, cobalt, gold, copper.

The subject of protecting our environment opens up more and more debates and controversies over the best ways to manage the Earth that we have inherited from our parents and will leave to our children.

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Rhonda Lee Case's picture

L'environnement

J'apprecie beaucoup votre analyze des problemes et des solutions possibles. J'apprecie beaucoup l'idee de la "vulgarization de la notion de la paix" dans ce monde. Quand nous parlerons tous la langue de la paix comme langue universelle, le respect des autres et de notre planete deviendrons das valeurs universelles. Merci de m'avoir fait rever et reflechir.

In hope and gratitude,
Rhonda

Nashimwe Esperance's picture

merci beaucoup et courrage

merci beaucoup et courrage

ESPERANCE

amys's picture

Translation

Environment in the DRC

The environmental problems of the DRC span from the pre-colonial period up until today. The DRC has always been troubled by countless wars, which have profoundly disturbed the destiny of the people, and worsened their insecurity. You only have to think about the conflicts between different ethnic communities, as well as the rebellions which flared up after independence, up to the occupation of the national territory today. This constant state of conflict causes some people today to reflect on the different ways and paths to restoring peace, and the conditions for establishing sustainable peace. One important issue is that of environmental stability, in particular the damage and pollution caused by wars in the DRC. From an ecological point of view, the environment is the setting that provides health, sustenance, resources and employment. Because of this, a high-quality environment is necessary to satisfy human needs.

The environment is made up of two parts, the biotic and the abiotic. The abiotic part is made up of non-living elements such as water, air, earth, the atmosphere, the sun’s rays. The biotic part comprises living beings such as human beings, animals, plants and microorganisms.

-Climate change is linked to alterations in the energy balance of the land-ocean-atmosphere-biosphere system, leading to an irreversible change in the Earth’s climate. The consequences of this climate change vary depending on the latitude, season, geographical position and region within a continent.

- We can cite as problems waste and excessive consumption, refuse and pollution, the Earth’s dwindling resources, the disappearance of animal and plant species, and the imbalance of certain global systems.

- Wars and rebellions over many years have cost countless human lives as well as certain animal species, and destroyed economic infrastructures, agricultural industries and raw materials suppliers, and caused poor healthcare conditions.

The solutions:

- We must spread the culture of peace, and highlight the ethical responsibility that human beings have towards our environment. This culture of peace and ethics should especially emphasise the notion of ecological damage that human beings have inflicted on the environment that provides us with resources, and it should focus on promoting life through education, ecological culture and mesologic ethics.

- We need an environmental law which can ensure responsible and harmonious cohabitation between mankind and nature. This law should be taught to children as early as possible, at primary, secondary and university level.

Despite the multiple wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the whole of the Congolese territory is occupied by the Congo Basin, the lakes (Lakes Tumba, May, Ndombe, Kivu, Tanganyaka, Moero, Albert, Edward…) and the parks (Virunga, Upemba, Salonga, Garamba, Kahuzi-Biega…). The Congolese forests represent a veritable tropical pharmacy. The DRC also harbours a very wide range of animals. The forest, savannahs and rivers contain different animal species - fish, wild animals, domesticated animals – and mineral and underground resources – diamond, cobalt, gold, copper.

The subject of protecting our environment opens up more and more debates and controversies over the best ways to manage the Earth that we have inherited from our parents and will leave to our children.

amys's picture

Le flora et fauna du DRC sont

Le flora et fauna du DRC sont entre les plus belles, les plus précieux et les plus important pour l’humanité du monde. Donc le message de cet article est très important. C’est facile d’oublier les problèmes environnementaux en disant que les problèmes humanitaires sont plus pressant, cependant, si on ne réagit pas sur l’environnement, ça va devenir un gros problème pour l’humanité. Je vous souhait beaucoup de courage pour répandre ce message si important.

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