September 23, 2021

A delicate great green wall for Africa.


The Great Green Wall was officially launched by the African Union in 2007. The goal is to fight the desert by creating a large strip of vegetation throughout Africa, from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. The wall will eventually be more than 8,000 km long, crossing 11 African countries. Since 2007, the project has evolved, aiming to create millions of jobs. But critics say progress has stalled. Our correspondents report from Senegal and Nigeria.

Tea The UN status report was released in September 2020. Hardly encouraging. Barely 4% of the Great Green Wall’s targets for 2030 have been achieved, with only 4 million hectares of the 100 million target restored. Half of this total is located in only one country: Ethiopia, which has a passionate forestry program.

I A Planet Summit in Paris in January 2021Donors have pledged ڈالر 14.3 billion (8 11.8 billion) over the next five years. The Great Green Wall has to see the light of day for French President Emmanuel Macron.

As ambitious action has once again become a priority for the international community, our correspondents Sarah Sakho, Moyes Gomez and Emmanuel Lindes report from the two countries affected: Senegal and Nigeria.


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