JUST Launched: New Publication THE GREAT GREEN WALL IMPLEMENTATION STATUS AND WAY AHEAD TO 2030
The objective of this report is to provide an overview of the status and implementation progress of the GGW, accounting for land restoration progress made on the ground as well as for financial resources allocated to the Initiative.
- This stocktaking exercise captures the implementation status of the GGW in the eleven founding states: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibouti.
- The focus is on these eleven countries mainly due to data availability, since as Pan African Agency founding states, they started implementing activities several years ago and have already undergone a first evaluation by PA-GGW.
- Therefore, the geographical scope of this report focuses on the Sahel zone, which extends through northern Senegal, southern Mauritania, the central areas of Mali and Niger, northern Burkina Faso, northern Nigeria, the central strip of Chad and Sudan, virtually all Eritrea and northern Ethiopia to delineate and trace the impacts already achieved on the ground.
As of 2020, the GGW Initiative is well into its second decade and is receiving growing international attention in the context of a new international focus on and commitments for land restoration.
The GGW has evolved into an African-led pioneer initiative, which receives strong support from the international community as a flagship programme to combat land degradation, desertification, drought, climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty and food insecurity. In light of this heightened interest, time is now ripe for a stocktaking effort to assess what exactly has been achieved since the inception of the Initiative, where current member states stand in terms of implementation and which difficulties they experience. Some countries have achieved great progress in land restoration and the lessons learned here should be made available to others.
BY 2030, THE GREAT GREEN WALL AIMS TO RESTORE 100 MILLION HECTARES OF DEGRADED LAND, SEQUESTER 250 MILLION TONS OF CARBON IN THE SOIL AND CREATE 10 MILLION GREEN JOBS IN RURAL AREAS.
- The Great Green Wall Implementation Status and the Way ahead to 2030. Advanced Version English
- LA GRANDE MURAILLE VERTE : ÉTAT DE MISE EN OEUVRE ET PERSPECTIVES À L’ORÉE 2030
- Executive Summary English
- Executive Summary French
Further reading on Great Green Wall from UNCCD library:
- Knowledge Hub resources
- Library online resources ( inclusive audio-visuals, interviews etc)
- Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative," a publication produced by the African Union Commission, European Union Delegation to the Africa Union Commission, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
- The Great Green Wall Initiative
- What happened to Africa's ambitious green belt project?
- BURKINA FASO: GGWSSI launches “Great Green Wall” award for journalists
- Harmonised regional strategy for implementation of the “Great Green Wall Initiative of the Sahara and the Sahel
- BRICKS – Building Resilience through Innovation, Communication and Knowledge Services
- The BRICKS and the Great Green Wall
- Make It Famous: London College of Communication Student Exhibition on Africa’s Great Green Wall
- World Leaders Renew Commitment to Strengthen Climate Resilience Through Africa’s Great Green Wall
- The Great Green Wall news and success stories ( research done by UNCCD library)
- The Sahel, desertification beyond drought The periodic crises in the African “Hunger Belt” have provided a more accurate and effective vision of the relationship between desertification and human activities. Regardless of the droughts, poor resource exploitation practices have been determinants of land degradation. The African Great Green Wall project gives hope to the Sahel, one of the most vulnerable areas to the current climate crisis.(we are water)
- Make Great Green Wall a reality by 2030, industry leaders urge
- FAO helps Eastern Africa to track land degradation
- The Great Green Wall : Hope for the Sahara and the Sahel
- Sahel and West Africa Program in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative To Expand Sustainable Land and Water Management in Targeted Landscapes and Climate Vulnerable Areas
- Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel
- The Great Green Wall initiative: Designing a Sustainable Path towards Resilience in Africa’s Drylands.
- D+C DESERTIFICATION Great Green Wall is built to stop the Sahara from expanding ( page 14-16)
- GGW: Growing a world wonder
- As the Sahel dries, the Sahara advances
- Why trees could bring water back to the Sahel
- Trees and water: don’t underestimate the connection
- Will the Great Green Wall’s architecture support its future?