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Around 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the Sahel, in Minawao, Cameroon since 2014. It is a region known for its harsh, arid conditions, now exacerbated by climate change. They have fled the violence of the Islamist terrorist group "Boko Haram" in neighboring Nigeria. The influx of newcomers increased deforestation and accelerated desertification causing wood prices to soar. As a result of the growing environmental crisis, in 2018 the UNHCR and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) launched an ambitious reforestation program to be carried out by refugees in Minawao, Cameroon. Refugees have turned a once arid and barren desert into...

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Brazil -

Our mother planet is losing about 8 billion trees yearly to deforestation. Sadly, people replanted only a small amount of them. A region the extent of South Africa has been lost forever since 1990, according to the UN. Wildlife lost their habitats, and species are going extinct. However, the married couple Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado proved that it is possible to make changes for a better world. After traveling several years documenting the heartbreaking Rwandan genocide, the photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado returned to Brazil to take care of his family ranch. To his surprise, the once lush...

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South Africa -

A South African women duo is fighting to solve the pollution problem in Cape Town despite not knowing how to recycle or dispose of plastic or waste. Their mission is to see rivers and oceans free of plastic. The two incredible women, Santie Gouws and Ursula van Eck, co-founded Sunshine Cleaning to manage plastic pollution inside neighborhoods close to rivers and canals; they aim to prevent plastic from entering rivers and ending up in the world's oceans. In a recent interview they told 'The Good Things Guy, “Ultimately, we would like to see these canals and riverbanks restored and rejuvenated...

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UK -

In Glasgow, there is a campaign to repair, recycle, or ethically scrap electrical equipment.

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Spain -

 The Spanish capital aims to reduce heat and improve air quality across the city by encircling itself with a wall of green.

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