France, together with the United Nations and the World Bank, has organised the “One Planet Summit” for biodiversity, which was on 11 January 2021 in Paris. The Summit brought together heads of state and government, leaders of international organisations, financial institutions, companies and NGOs, all ready to demonstrate that their commitments are leading to concrete actions to preserve and restore biodiversity, and to lead systemic transformations of our economies.
During the event, it was announced that the ambitious Great Green Wall for the Sahel and Sahara Initiative (GGW) has received at least $14.236 billion in new funding. The funding will fast track efforts to restore degrading land, save biological diversity as well as create green jobs and build resilience of the Sahelian people.
For more information, read the UNCCD press release in English or French.