Great Green Wall Embodies Africa’s Green Revolution
The Great Green Wall is an African-led initiative aiming to create an 8,000 km natural wonder across the continent’s width.
The initiative is launched by the African Union in 2007, it’s supported by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
The goal of the initiative is to rejuvenate a vast of land, aiming to restore 100 million hectares. Additionally, it seeks to sequester a substantial 250 million tonnes of carbon.
Furthermore, a key aspect of this initiative includes the creation of 10 million rural jobs by 2030.
A decade into the initiative, approximately 15% of the project is complete. Significantly, the efforts have already started to rejuvenate Africa’s degraded landscapes on an unprecedented scale.
However, despite these achievements, the project faces several challenges. These include the critical need for sustained funding among the 11 participating nations.
Role of International Support
Recently, the Great Green Wall initiative received a significant funding boost from various international donors. It included France and the World Bank. Importantly, this support is crucial for its continuation, enabling the restoration of a vast strip of savanna.
The Great Green Wall aims to combat climate change and desertification. This effect can significantly address food insecurity and poverty, making it a game-changer for the continent.
The project promises to bring a significant ecological, economic, and social benefits, not just for Africa, but for the world.
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