EXCLUSIVE: British charity Tree Aid work across Ghana, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia to grow trees across the drylands of Africa in support of the Great Green Wall campaign
Homes and farmlands destroyed by floods and desertification paint a grim picture of how the climate crisis has gripped countries like Ghana.
But there is a possible solution that is already helping communities on the climate front lines in Africa to thrive. Trees. . . and lots of them.
The Great Green Wall Sahara and Sahel Initiative is an African-led movement of 21 countries with the epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder, spanning from Senegal in the west to Somalia in the east.
It could be the lifeline the continent – and the planet – needs for future generations to survive the changes the climate crisis will bring.
By 2030 the hope is the Great Green Wall will be the largest living structure on the planet, three times the size of the Great Barrier Reef.
We joined British charity Tree Aid, who work across five of the 21 countries – Ghana, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
We saw the vital work they do, partnered with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, to grow trees across the drylands of Africa in support of the Great Green Wall campaign.