Debate: Fossil disaster in Mozambique

In 2021, the Dutch government provided a €,- worth export credit support to Totals Mozgas project in Cabo Delgado, despite civil society warnings about human rights and environmental risks. The gas exploitation fueled a violent conflict, culminating in the Palma attack, displacing 800,000 people and killing 1,200 people.

An investigation requested by Dutch Parliamentarians disclosed serious shortcomings in the projects approval process. Investigative journalism revealed the massive scale of the lives lost. This month, Palma attack victims took Total to court. Still, TotalEnergies wants to restart. Mozambican activists and other stakeholders will discuss what went wrong, and what we can do.