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Abou Bamba discusses the impact of deforestation and tackling climate change issues in Côte d’Ivoire

A girl carries a bucket of water from a community well in the village of Ndiawagne Fall in Kebemer, Senegal, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The region is on one end of a project called the Great Green Wall that was once envisioned as a way for Africa to fight climate change. The idea behind the stalled project was to plant a 5,000-mile line of trees that would span the entire continent and hold back the Sahara Desert. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)/

Abou Bamba, Chair of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) COP15 Organizing Committee shares his thoughts on the impact that climate change is having on the continent.

He also provides his unique insight into:

• The links between land degradation, deforestation and climate change in Côte d’Ivoire and what can be done to address these specific challenges.

• The immediate initiatives that are being taken through the Abidjan Legacy Programme (a five-year programme designed by the Ivorian authorities to deal with desertification and its consequences) and how other countries are participating in this programme.

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