Objective: Reversing Environmental Degradation and Fostering Resilience
The Green Somalia campaign, led by President Hassan Sheikh since August 2022, aims to plant 10 million trees nationwide. These trees bolster biodiversity, enhance climate resilience, and defend against droughts. The primary goal is clear: Transform arid landscapes into thriving oases, mitigating desertification and climate challenges for a sustainable future.
Vision: A Greener, More Sustainable Somalia
Green Somalia envisions a transformed nation as an environmental and climate champion. President Hassan recognizes the people’s suffering due to environmental degradation. Partnering with GGWI provides immediate relief and sets the stage for long-term sustainable development.
This vision addresses environmental and climate challenges, enhancing resilience to climate change and protecting unique ecosystems.
Alignment with GGWI: A Regional and Continental Commitment
Somalia’s GGWI commitment signifies dedication to environmental challenges on a regional and continental level. GGWI, established by the African Union in 2007, spans from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, addressing desertification, climate change, and biodiversity loss. With Somalia, GGWI now includes 36 member states.
Green Somalia aligning with GGWI is a concrete commitment to restoring degraded land and fostering ecological resilience. It recognizes that environmental challenges are regional and global.
Conclusion: United Front for a Greener Future
Somalia’s $10 million pledge to GGWI, along with Green Somalia, shows commitment to combat desertification, climate change, and biodiversity loss. Shared with 36 member states, it underlines the nation’s dedication to restoring landscapes and enhancing resilience. It aligns with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s vision for a greener, more sustainable Somalia, in unity with GGWI’s regional and continental efforts to combat environmental degradation.