Ethiopia has planted 5.5bn seedlings © Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Ethiopia has planted 5.5bn seedlings © Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

$20bn pledged for African Great Green Wall

21 January 2021

The African Great Green Wall initiative – an ambitious project to build a swathe of trees across the Sahara and Sahel regions – has received pledges for more than $20bn in funding.

French president Emmanuel Macron announced the World Bank would commit more than $14bn in funding at the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity, co-organised by France, the United Nations and the World Bank.

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