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UK committed to Nigeria’s efforts to tackle climate change, attain SDGs – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

In his remarks at the National Assembly at the launch of policy and research materials to support REDD+, Natural Capital Accounting and the Great Green Wall programme on Thursday, October 14, 2021, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, stated that the UK stands steadfast with Nigeria on its efforts to tackle to ...

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Great Green Wall: Reps canvass establishment of Africa regional parliamentary assembly

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Thursday, May 20, 2021 stressed the need for the establishment of an African regional parliamentary assembly of the Sahel and Sahara for member states of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative. The Nigerian House of Representatives in session This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep Johnson Oghuma (APC-Edo) on the floor of the ...

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Great Green Wall receives over $10bn to regreen the Sahel

Emmanuel Macron

The ambitious Great Green Wall for the Sahel and Sahara Initiative (GGW) has received at least $10 billion in new funding. The funding will fast track efforts to restore degrading land, save biological diversity as well as create green jobs and build resilience of the Sahelian people. Emmanuel Macron, President of France Emmanuel Macron, President of France, made the announcement ...

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AfDB supports Great Green Wall with $6.5bn

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that it will support the Great Green Wall initiative with $6.5 billion over the next five years. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said this at the One Planet Summit in a forum hosted by France and UK on Monday, January 11, 2021. The Great Green Wall or ...

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Govt trains youths, women to combat desertification

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government has put in place skill acquisition and entrepreneurship training, for youths and women to combat desertification and improve livelihood of communities affected by it. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar A statement signed by Mrs Pauline Sule, Head ,Press and Public Relations, National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) in Abuja on Monday, October ...

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Great Green Wall tops UN actions supporting SDGs, G20 agenda

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The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) has been listed among the United Nation’s several exemplary actions that support the UN Sustainable Goals and the G20 programme. This is coming even as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, February 16 2017 to engage with G20 foreign affairs ministers on the issues of ...

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Africa’s Great Green Wall stars at Olympic opening ceremony


The history of the Olympic Games is one of chasing impossible dreams and stretching the limits of human ambition. Thus, it was fitting that, beneath the glitz and glamour, the Samba and Rio’s Carnival-like atmosphere, this year’s Opening Ceremony that held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday, 5 August 2016 showcased what has been described as the most impossible ...

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More investment crucial to upscale Great Green Wall initiative

Jose Graziano da Silva

During a high-level event on the Great Green Wall initiative, leaders of African countries called for increased investment in combatting desertification and land degradation to improve the lives of the people of Africa’s drylands. “The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is committed to scaling up support to the Great Green Wall initiative,” said José Graziano Da ...

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Pitfalls, potential of Great Green Wall project, by group

Pitfalls, potential of Great Green Wall project, by group

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Abuja, Connected Development (CODE), has listed drawbacks being experienced by a project aimed at curbing desertification in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. The group however unfolded measures it hopes to undertake to realise the scheme’s potential. The Great Green Wall (GGW) scheme brings together Nigeria and several other countries to grow a wall of trees ...

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Great Green Wall: How Nigeria lags behind

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Nigeria’s low level of success with the Great Green Wall project has been attributed to a lack of political will. Coordinator of the Great Green Wall Project, Dr. Elvis Tangom, stated this during an interview at the United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP21) in Paris. The project entails planting a wall of trees across Africa at the southern edge of the Sahara ...

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