Donors pledge $14 billion for African ‘Green Wall’

Reuters published this video item, entitled “Donors pledge $14 billion for African ‘Green Wall’” – below is their description. Development banks and states have pledged a total of $14.32 billion over the next four years to build a ‘Great Green Wall’ to help contain desertification in Africa’s northern Sahel region, French President Emmanuel Macron said. … Read more Donors pledge $14 billion for African ‘Green Wall’

Rising Attacks on Nigerian Farmers Hit Nation’s Food Reserves

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Rising Attacks on Nigerian Farmers Hit Nation’s Food Reserves” – below is their description. A surge in attacks on Nigerian farmers is having a knock-on effect on the West African nation’s food reserves. Stocks have declined to less than 30,000 metric tons — a fraction of what … Read more Rising Attacks on Nigerian Farmers Hit Nation’s Food Reserves

80,000 palm trees in the Iraqi desert

Reuters published this video item, entitled “80,000 palm trees in the Iraqi desert” – below is their description. Decades of war, desertification, and poor marketing decimated Iraq’s once flourishing date palm tree groves. Now a $58 million megaproject is trying to bring the green back to the desert. Reuters YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave … Read more 80,000 palm trees in the Iraqi desert

Glaciers in northwestern China melting at a ‘shocking’ rate and may disappear by 2050

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Glaciers in northwestern China melting at a ‘shocking’ rate and may disappear by 2050” – below is their description. Glaciers in China’s Qilian mountains in the northwestern province of Gansu are melting at an extremely fast rate. Experts say that over the last 15 years, one … Read more Glaciers in northwestern China melting at a ‘shocking’ rate and may disappear by 2050

Herders turn desert into green

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Herders turn desert into green” – below is their description. Palzang’s hometown sits on the northeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, near the Yellow River. He studied Tibetan language at university, and worked as a teacher, translator and tour guide after graduation. Even though money was good, he decided … Read more Herders turn desert into green

Humanitarian effects of environmental degradation and peace and security – Security Council

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Humanitarian effects of environmental degradation and peace and security – Security Council” – below is their description. Join LIVE High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Maintenance of international peace and security: humanitarian effects of environmental degradation and peace and security”. The Security Council members … Read more Humanitarian effects of environmental degradation and peace and security – Security Council

Aerial China: Pushing back the desert with magical ‘checkerboards’

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Aerial China: Pushing back the desert with magical ‘checkerboards’” – below is their description. For decades, the residents of Zhongwei City in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region suffered from desertification. The distance between the city and the southern edge of the Tengger Desert, China’s fourth largest desert, was … Read more Aerial China: Pushing back the desert with magical ‘checkerboards’

Engulfed by Sahara | The Desertification of Sudan

This Sudanese village is slowly being engulfed by the Sahara Desert. A slow and silent process, families living here have had their livelihoods hugely disrupted by desertification. Sand blowing in from the north has gradually buried homes and roads over the last 20 years. Consequently, this has had a detrimental impact on jobs, food security … Read more Engulfed by Sahara | The Desertification of Sudan

Live: How is a green initiative help to reduce poverty in NW China’s Gulang County

A forest of saxaul trees (suo suo trees) creases the desert in Gulang County, a remote region suffered severe desertification in northwest China’s Gansu Province. How is “Ant Forest”, a green initiative, turning mobile users’ green actions into real trees, to help the villages achieve their poverty alleviation goals? #ZeroPoverty2020

Human Rights Council on racism & other topics – Daily Briefing (17 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Racism – D.R. Congo/Human Rights Council – Secretary/General/China-Africa Summit on COVID-19 – South Sudan – Yemen – Syria – COVID-19/Serbia – COVID-19/Dexamethasone – Children – Desertification RACISM First off, you’re aware that there was a [Human Rights Council] session in Geneva today on … Read more Human Rights Council on racism & other topics – Daily Briefing (17 June 2020)

Explained in 80 seconds: How does China curb desertification?

Zhongwei, a city in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, has been in a battle against the Tengger Desert since the 1950s. Back then, the distance between the desert and the city was around five kilometers. A breeze would bring dust and sand from the desert into residents’ homes. Now, the distance between the desert … Read more Explained in 80 seconds: How does China curb desertification?

UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020) The health of humanity depends on the health of the planet. Today, our planet is ailing. Land degradation affects some 3.2 billion people. 70 per cent of the world’s land has been transformed by human activity. We can reverse this … Read more UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

NE China’s Mu Us Desert turns green

The Mu Us #Desert, one of China’s four major deserts, covers an area of 42,200 square kilometers, which used to be completely devoid of trees and farmland. From 1959 onward, local people planted trees to curb the invasion by sandstorms, extending the green area 400 kilometers northward after years of effort. Today, the desert has … Read more NE China’s Mu Us Desert turns green

Kenya: Environment Minister Announces Series of Measures to Protect Forest Cover

In Kenya forest degradation has increased over time due to unsustainable human activities resulting in reduced forest cover, says the Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr John Michuki. Mr Michuki says degradation is caused by the adverse effects of climate change. “This has slowly transformed some high potential areas into medium potential and previous … Read more Kenya: Environment Minister Announces Series of Measures to Protect Forest Cover

Kenya: National Environment Management Authority Striving to Curb Desertification

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) was “important as a reminder about the need to conserve God-given environment especially in the Arid and Semi-arid areas of Kenya”, said the chairman of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Board of Management, Mr Francis Ole Kaparo. Mr Kaparo said that desertification, land degradation and drought is … Read more Kenya: National Environment Management Authority Striving to Curb Desertification