The Sahara desert has been slowly expanding southwards for decades through a region as the Sahel. Heavy grazing, deforestation, and numerous droughts. All have degraded the once lush Sahel. Thereby making it easy pickings for the Sahara’s expansion. So in order to stave off an ecological disaster across the continent, we must reforest. That’s why 20 different African countries have embarked on an ambitious tree-planting programme called the ‘Great Green Wall.’

According to reports, this 10-mile(16-km) deep wall of green aims to stretch across 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) of terrain. All located at the southern edge of the Sahara desert; arresting the desert’s spread. With so much hate surrounding the walls built to divide us, both physical and psychological, it’s refreshing. Refreshing to finally hear about a wall that we can all stand behind.

Ethiopia for example with Guinness World Records currently recognizes India as the one-day tree-planting record-holder on its website. There, 800,000 people planted more than 50 million saplings three years ago. 

Ethiopia’s larger goal is to plant 4 billion trees during the rainy season between May and October, Ahmed said on Twitter in May. 

A recent study estimated that restoring the world’s lost forests could remove two thirds of planet-warming carbon that human activity caused, according to CNN.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) pledged the 1,297,343 trees planted on the week of Earth Day 2011. All through its Billion Tree Campaign in support of A Billion Acts of Green®.

A Billion Acts of Green® is a campaign initiated by Earth Day Network which mobilizes individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to undertake acts of environmental service and advocacy.

Trees play a crucial role and are fundamental components of the biodiversity that forms the foundation of all life.

Planting one trillion more trees or even a plan to plant 1 trillion trees would store 205 billion tonnes of carbon. Also or two thirds of all the C02 released since the Industrial Revolution

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Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve (Image: Eleanor Bentall (rspb-images.com))

The face of Wales’ countryside will change under an international plan to plant 1 trillion new trees. Mind you that’s across the world. All to soak up the carbon dioxide produced since the Industrial Revolution began.

Their national parks would become covered in forestry under the Swiss plan, which would see two thirds of the CO2 released since the 18th Century stored in woodland.

The face of Wales’ countryside would change under an international plan to plant 1 trillion new trees across the world. All to soak up the carbon dioxide produced since the Industrial Revolution began.

Wales national parks would become covered in forestry under the Swiss plan. This plan will see two thirds of the CO2 released since the 18th Century stored in woodland.

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