Commission recognizes the significance of the Great Green Wall initiative

The Commission urged African countries to step up their efforts to implement the African Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI), which reflects the practical response to the African Great Green Wall Initiative’s call.

Abebe Seifu, director of the Directorate for Rehabilitation and Combat Desertification at the Commission on Environment, Forests and Climate Change, and a Focus Officer of the Ethiopian Great Green Wall, said that the GMO program is part of Ethiopia’s response to global commitment to the implementation of Sustainable Development. Goals (SDGs), African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) and Bonn Challenge for the restoration of dilapidated lands.

According to him, Ethiopia has promised to restore 15 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2030. This commitment is in line with the country’s goal of switching to a climate – sustainable green economy (CRGE) with no net greenhouse gas emissions and corresponding large-scale plans. afforestation and reforestation.

The GMW is considered a continuous ‘wall’ of trees and development activities, stretching from Djibouti in the East to Senegal in the Western drylands of the mainland. Instead of viewing the initiative as a continuous ‘wall’ of trees and development activities, Ethiopia decided to look at the initiative as a mosaic of complementary land use practices in areas prone to desertification and land degradation in the Arid and semi-arid lowlands. .

The Commission for Environment, Forestry and Climate Change (EFCCC), as a focus institution for the implementation of the project, has identified Ethiopia’s GGW route, which stretches from Sudan in the North West to Djibouti, which crosses the northeastern lowlands of the country and 58 woredas in three decks. national regional states namely Afar, Amhara and Tigray.

EFCCC provides guidance and support and monitors the implementation of multisectoral and integrated landscape restoration activities.

The implementation of the Action against Desertification (AAD) in support of the achievement of the objectives of GMOs and South-South cooperation in African countries in the Caribbean and Pacific (ACS) was in operation from March 2016 to February 2020 . The AAD was implemented in Golina, Metema and Raya Azebo worked on the GGW route in Afar, Amhara and Tigray National Regional States respectively.


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