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How 50 million trees have changed the world


Premiered Feb 13, 2019
Back in 2014, we planted one tree per minute in Burkina Faso. Today, we’re planting a new tree every second across 21 reforestation projects across the planet. And thanks to you, we’ve now planted 50 million trees in total.

These trees have absorbed 2.5 million tonnes of toxic CO2 from our atmosphere. But they are doing so much more. They are creating a habitat for chimpanzees in Uganda. In the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, they stop the desert from moving south. They are restoring water supplies and soil fertility in Peru. And they are providing more dependable, diverse and plentiful harvests to smallholder farmers around the world.

That’s why 50 million trees matter. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We’re just getting started.

Produced by Joshi Gottlieb (IG: @joshigot) and Shane Thomas McMillan (@dokumentarian)
Editing & post-production by Sina Samavati (IG: @sinasamavati)
Motion graphics & animation by Sina Samavati
Writing by Joshi Gottlieb and Shane Thomas McMillan
Cinematography by Shane Thomas McMillan and agency footage
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Tree Aid and the Great Green Wall

Tree Aid

Nov 4, 2020

Temperatures are getting hotter. Weather is becoming more erratic. For communities in dryland Africa, that means crop failure, less food, and less income. But your support could empower families living on the frontline of the climate crisis to change their future through the power of trees. The Great Green Wall is an African-led ambition to grow 8,000km of trees across the Sahel. Each tree grown offers a lifeline to those who rely on the land. Find out more at…

The Great Green Wall program : 10 years later, where are we ?”

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Over 45,000 hectares have re-greened in Senegal. This has led to an increase in animal biodiversity and soil fertility. The benefits are very positive and Klorane Botanical Foundation strongly continues its commitment. https://www.kloranebotanical.foundati…

Baobab & The Great Green Wall of Africa – Aduna


Feb 23, 2020

Aduna is helping to grow The Great Green Wall: a ground-breaking initiative led by the African Union to build and preserve an 8,000km wall of trees across the African Sahel. The Sahel, where Aduna’s baobab fruit supply chain is based, is one of the world’s poorest regions. People rely on the land to survive but climate change is causing desertification, making it impossible for communities to grow crops and earn a living. Learn how we, together with our local partners ORGIIS, have transformed baobab from an under-utilised resource to a lifeline for local communities. And discover the crucial role Baobab has to play in The Great Green Wall – creating sustainable livelihoods, reversing the effects of climate change and providing communities with a reason to stay.
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The Great Green Wall of Africa: Will it help fight climate change? BBC Newsnight

BBC Newsnight

Aug 11, 2017

Climate change poses huge challenges and some projections say it will cause hundreds of millions to become refugees. Desertification in sub-Saharan Africa plays a big part of that, and that in turn feeds into Europe’s unfolding migrant crisis. Inna Modja is a Malian singer and activist who has been to Senegal for Newsnight to witness a pan-African initiative, the Great Green Wall. It aims to improve livelihoods in the Sahel region, reverse desertification, and break the cycle of exodus.

Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? BBC News

BBC News

Sep 26, 2017

Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert. The goal is to fight the effects of climate change by reversing desertification. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks.

David Attenborough Urges World Leaders To Confront Climate Catastrophe | NBC News NOW

NBC News

Feb 23, 2021

“Please make no mistake,” the veteran broadcaster told the U.N. Security Council, “climate change is the biggest threat to security that modern humans have ever faced.”

‘Climate change biggest security threat,’ David Attenborough tells UN

FRANCE 24 English
Feb 23, 2021

British naturalist David Attenborough warned on Tuesday that climate change is the biggest security threat that modern humans have ever faced, telling the U.N. Security Council: “I don’t envy you the responsibility that this places on all of you.”

Sir David Attenborough | UN Security Council | 23 FEB 2021 | Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion

Feb 23, 2021

‘If we continue on our current path, we will face the collapse of everything that gives us our security” Original and full version here:​ ‘Briefing by Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and natural historian, on the Maintenance of international peace and security: Climate and Security, during the Security Council Open VTC.’ Help XR mobilise and donate:
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Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN – BBC News

BBC News

Feb 23, 2021

Climate change could, within a lifetime, destroy “entire cities and societies”, Sir David Attenborough has told the UN Security Council. “I don’t envy the responsibility that this places on all of you,” the naturalist said.