Why this oil project is seen as a sin

  • By Lebo Diseko
  • Global Correspondent for Religion

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The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As politicians gather to discuss ways to cut carbon emissions, the descendants of southern Africa’s original inhabitants worry about an oil and gas exploration project.

Religious leaders have also spoken out, with one saying the project is a sin and calling on COP27 delegates to restrict the activities of fossil fuel companies.

In Botswana, a southern African country, lies one of the largest inland deltas in the world, a landscape that the United Nations has described as “exceptional” and “rare” in its beauty.

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