Protected Carbon in Zimbabwe

Basic Data

This table shows a summary of reserves and potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in Zimbabwe (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 67.6 MMBOE
  • 28.3
  • Coal
  • 538.0 MT
  • 1,076.0
  • Combined
  • 1,104.3

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in Zimbabwe. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 0.0
  • Coal
  • 75.3
  • Combined
  • 75.3

Profiting Companies and Governments

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • Invictus Energy Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • One Gas Resources
  • Coal
  • Beifer Investments
  • Coal
  • RioZim

Affected Areas

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chiriwo
  • Coal
  • Nabiri B
  • Coal
  • Nekatambe

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Chiriwo
  • 2033

Sources

  • Protected Areas: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN, Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas. October 2023.
  • Oil & gas extraction: Rystad Energy, U Cube Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Solution. October 2023.
  • Coal extraction: Global Energy Monitor, Global Coal Mine Tracker. October 2023.
  • CO2 equivalencies: Kühne, Kjell, Big numbers for bold activists: A quick method for estimating potential emissions of fossil fuel projects. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 79, September 2021.
  • Reserves & resources: German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), German and Global Energy Supplies. 2021.

Disclaimer

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.