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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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Africa’s Great Green Wall project gets $4 billion boost

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World leaders and heads of major international agencies on Wednesday in Paris at the ongoing UN climate change conference (COP21) pledged $4 billion over the next five years to step up implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI). Over the next 10 years, more than 50 million hectares of land will be restored, which ...

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NCF: Integrate wetlands resource value in Great Green Wall


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has underlined the need to build natural resource value of wetlands within the general Great Green Wall (GGW). The Lagos-based environment watchdog is also seeking the integration of the GGW programme to biodiversity value enhancement in the West African region. These action points form part of the NCF contributions to the CSO (civil society organisation) ...

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IUCN hosts second Great Green Wall e-forum


From July 15th to August 11th, 2013, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organised a first E-Forum with the objective of strengthening the involvement of the civil society in the implementation of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI). Over 130 participants took part in this E-Forum. The results of the online consultation were presented ...

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NCF commends, advices govt on Great Green Wall project

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for releasing N10 billion for the commencement of the implementation of the Great Green Wall (GGW) project. Minister of Environment, Hajiya Hadiza  Mailafia, disclosed recently at the National Conference on Environment in Makurdi, Benue State, that the Federal Government had made a commitment of N10 billion towards the implementation ...

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