COP26: in the Sahel, a Great Green Wall against the desert

The players in this project made a progress report on the sidelines of COP26 on Monday, at the initiative of Emmanuel Macron.

Special Envoy to Glasgow

“The Great Green Wall is an essential initiative which should make it possible to fight against desertification and to propose economic solutions”, insisted Monday in Glasgow the President of the Republic. Last January, in Paris, during the “One Planet Summit”, Emmanuel Macron pledged to give a “Boost” to this project aimed at combating the advance of the desert in the Sahel.

On Monday, on the sidelines of the COP26, in Scotland, and in the presence in particular of Prince Charles, the heads of state of the region and of financial partners – including the boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos -, the time was right. ‘stage.

Restore 100 million hectares of degraded land

The project is pharaonic. It aims to erect a plant wall 8,000 kilometers long, crossing Africa from west to east, across a dozen countries. The objective: restore 100 million hectares of degraded land (10 million hectares each year by 2030) and sequester 250 million tons of carbon dioxide, while creating 10 million jobs

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