Africa needs to not follow the climate-damaging model of the West, and cutting land degradation can help

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By UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw for Thompson Reuters Foundation News

COVID 19 has devastated communities in many regions of the world, including Africa. Leaders face two stark choices for the future: reverting to the unbridled self-interest that drove states, or breaking boldly with the past for ambitious plans to build back better, by creating prosperous and sustainable societies benefitting all. The possibility for change is beyond anything we ever imagined, and we have the knowledge to guide us. What’s needed is decisive action. Can young people in Africa and Europe expect that new start after the joint summit of the African and European Unions in 2021? Read more... 

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