Added by on 2017-12-21

Climate change poses huge challenges and some projections say it will cause hundreds of millions to become refugees. Desertification in sub-Saharan Africa plays a big part of that, and that in turn feeds into Europe’s unfolding migrant crisis. Inna Modja is a Malian singer and activist who has been to Senegal for Newsnight to witness a pan-African initiative, the Great Green Wall. It aims to improve livelihoods in the Sahel region, reverse desertification, and break the cycle of exodus. Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCNewsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/bbcnewsnight Related PostsGreen roofs can help cities adapt to climate changeWhy is Africa building a Great Green Wall? BBC NewsGreat Green Wall of Africa and Ancient FarmingGreat Green Wall of Africa | 100 Wonders | Atlas ObscuraSenegal’s Great Green Wall combats desertificationGreen roofs in Australia to tackle climate change

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