The most far-reaching approach to risk management is taking radical measures and simply block further loss of precious values, societies and ecosystems. Blocking desertification in Chad financed by the World Bank is such a mega-project. It seems to be an example of smart thinking and a holistic and coordinated approach. The risks related to the project itself will be assessed and permanently monitored by the World Bank.
“Heads of states from African countries are concluding a meeting on 17 June in Chad’s capital N’Djamena to launch a transcontinental 7,000-km tree planting project, from Senegal to Djibouti in east Africa. When asked if the long-discussed but yet-to-be funded Green Wall initiative was too ambitious, Térap told IRIN: “We have to attack the problem, long ignored, through vision, ambition – and trees. What is wrong with ambition?” The countries involved in the initiative include Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.” Read more >