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Climate care

Logo der Pan-African Agency of the Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall aims to halt the spread of the South Sahara. At 9 miles wide and 4,800 miles long it equals the reforestation of 37 million acres.

Aerial view of the Pastaza River © Ammit Jack/shutterstock.com

Not only the climate of South America depends on the ‘water management’ of the Amazon rainforest but the global climate of the entire northern hemisphere.

Tamarisk trees (Tamarix articulata) in the Sahara. © RosaFrei/istockphoto.com

The work on the Green Wall of China began in 1978. So far, forests have been planted in thirteen provinces of China, covering 54 million acres (22m ha).

SM Raju at a tree-planting site. © Prashant Ravi

An single man in India has created an innovative programme to provide 'sustainable employment' to millions of poor people, by planting billions of trees.

map showing the deforestation of Borneo © www.treehugger.com

Biofuels destroy rainforest. It would take a palm oil plantation 840 years to soak up the carbon released by the destruction of forest trees and top soil.

logo of the UNEP

The UN Environment Programme has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign, with the goal of planting 7 billion trees by the end of 2009.