Can the ‘Great Green Wall’ stop desertification in China?

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jan 30, 2018

China is one of the countries worst affected by desertification. As the Gobi Desert expands further south – engulfing an average of 3,000 square kilometres every year – entire communities are forced to relocate, becoming climate refugees. In a bid to combat this phenomenon, Chinese authorities have been erecting a so-called “Great Green Wall” of vegetation. In some areas, positive results are beginning to show.

Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24’s Ellen Gainsford. A programme prepared by Gaëlle Essoo, Laura Burloux and Claire Pryde http://www.france24.com/en/reportages

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