The Sahel is the ground zero of climate change: drought, desertification and 150 million inhabitants. Rainfall is so scarce that Lake Chad has shrunk by 90%.
Wars, mass migrations and eco-catastrophes are a few possible scenarios. But awareness of the dangers isn’t spurring enough action.
Small initiatives against desertification encourage the entire population to recover a sense of belonging and drive Africa forward towards new goals.
In an exclusive interview, Joschka Fischer explains what’s happened to the powerful ’90s green movement. And imagines Europe in 2020.
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