A Regional Approach to the Continental Problem of Desertification

What the Great Green Wall intended to be, and what it ultimately became, was a practical pan-African initiative to reverse these devastating natural trends by addressing land degradation and poverty in tandem.


Stand Tall

like trees


Can We Plant One Trillion Trees?

In 2019 at Davos, the World Economic Forum launched an ambitious initiative to grow, restore and conserve one trillion trees globally. The aim is to join existing projects already engaged in the effort, and to raise funds and political support.


Burning the Amazon

The first time I really, truly began to understand the Amazon — river and rainforest — was through the words of David Grann, in his narrative nonfiction masterpiece, The Lost City of Z.