The Great Green Wall, the initiative to stop desertification in Africa
The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km long forest across Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last 10 years 15% of the total area has been completed, the initiative is already bringing life to an area that always suffered desertification at an unprecedented scale, providing food security, jobs and a reason to stay for the millions who live along its path.
This project promises to be an ingenious solution to the most urgent threat that is not only facing the African Continent, but the global community as a whole: climate change. Once it’s done, the Great Green Wall will be like an enormous living being, 3 times the size of the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s not only about planting and growing trees and plants, this initiative will benefit also millions of people in the Sahel region. Where climate change is hitting hard: devastating droughts, food scarcity, conflicts for the natural resources and mass migrations. The G.G.W. will also be a global achievement for humanity, it will prove that we can address our biggest threat, the disruption of our environment. This project will be a fundamental contribution to the UN global agenda which aims to achieve a more sustainable world by 2030.