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Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert. The goal is to fight the effects of climate change by reversing desertification. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246 Related PostsThe Great Green Wall of Africa: Will it help fight climate change? BBC NewsnightGreat Green Wall of Africa and Ancient FarmingGreat Green Wall of Africa | 100 Wonders | Atlas ObscuraBBC Future Building the Great Green Wall of Chinaearthrise – The Great Green Wall#DesertSeries: Senegal’s Great Green Wall

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18 Comments

  • NatsuKei Aoi 2 months ago

    Good job Senegal! ☺️ if only every country would do this

  • Hari Sankar 2 months ago

    Its good to see these villegers are doing this while educated people in cities polute and destroy our earth. I hope more people join their effort to save our planet.

  • elbones1982 2 months ago

    Wait africa is actually building something!??!

  • Usman Fasih 2 months ago

    In Pakistan kpk province govt planted 1 billoin trees.

  • bharath 2 months ago

    People in desert areas dream of greenery, but in outer world we dream of building concrete jungles with huge building concrete canopies our own satisfaction killling our mother nature in name of development shame on ourselves

  • Corporate Slave 2 months ago

    Just await till America and her evil friends bomb to desert again..

  • अखंड भारत 2 months ago

    And Mexico is paying for it

  • priya siddani 2 months ago

    Happy to hear such a good news

  • Rakasiwiii fiddihaq 2 months ago

    For country that have no drought it won't happen coz It didn't affect them that much
    But lets say a country that have yearly drought do this than u can raise in economy please leader of such country wake up and see this example

  • dundee520 2 months ago

    notice, it's the women who do all the work cos muslim man doesn't do fuck all

  • Aseng Peace 2 months ago

    The prophecy is real when a desert becomes forest the end is near

  • Neal L 2 months ago

    Good for Africa,so who funded this project, China or the West?

  • Aditya Sanjeev 2 months ago

    'It's called, The Great Green Wall ' …how creative

  • Brad Polmateer 2 months ago

    I smell propaganda

  • Reza O'Line 2 months ago

    do they accept donation..?? any dollar from many people could help this project..

  • ClubMayview 2 months ago

    So how many decades did it take for them to come to this realization?

  • Rajiv Pokharel 2 months ago

    This type of news just amazes me, probably most of us. Humanity is the best thing that has happened in this universe, lets not fight with each other and live peacefully by protecting our one and only mother Earth….

  • stefanos2691 2 months ago

    Dear BBC, please allow comments on your BBC Newsnight channel. It's absurd to show opinion videos and not allow us responding or expressing  our opinion. Thanx!