The Great Green Wall – progress to date

Since its inception in 2008, the Great Green Wall has made huge changes across the region.

Just a decade in and roughly 15% complete, the initiative has reinvigorated Africa’s degraded landscapes at an unprecedented scale. Senegal has already restored four million hectares of degraded land. In Ethiopia, that number raises to over 15 million hectares. What’s more, the Great Green Wall has helped provide food, security, jobs and a reason to stay for the millions who live along its path.

The Laudato Tree Project is an Irish-led contribution to the global fight against climate change. It was inaugurated by President Michael D Higgins in 2018 as a living legacy to Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si’. The primary beneficiary of the Laudato Tree Project will be Africa’s Great Green Wall, stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. 

To date our project has planted over 20,000 trees in Africa and in Ireland.

Moringa tree saplings
Moringa tree saplings ready for planting by our partner ORGIIS in Burkina Faso

How you can help

Every €20 we receive will contribute to planting 1 tree in Ireland and up to 5 trees on Great Green Wall Projects in Africa.

Your donation will also go towards training guardian communities who will plant and take care of the trees for future generations.