Creation of the Association "Coeur Vert Luxembourg" on 19th January 2022
B&R is thrilled to announce the creation of the Association Coeur Vert Luxembourg. François Brouxel, Partner, is an active member of the association of which he participated to the creation.
The first remarkable mission of Coeur Vert Luxembourg is to participate in the “Great Green Wall” project.
Joining this project and supporting it both personally and professionally was therefore an obvious choice.
“This association and the project that will be developed there immediately spoke to my heart. I find that the idea of planting trees and erecting a green barrier is particularly necessary, responsible and sustainable and will make a real difference for the local populations in the long term. Moreover, as a partner of Brouxel & RABIA, it immediately echoed the deep values of our firm, including sustainability. Joining this project and supporting it both personally and professionally was therefore an obvious choice.” (François BROUXEL)
Launched in 2008 under the aegis of the African Union, the project aims to restore Sahelian ecosystems threatened by desertification. It is most often summarized as a 15 km wide reforestation strip crossing the continent from east to west, from Djibouti to Dakar over 7500 km.
Today, fourteen years later, the project continues to live on and is even regaining popularity as it becomes a political issue in the fight against jihadism, particularly in the Sahel.
Last year, new funding of $14,2 billion was allocated to the Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahel and Sahara. The funding will provide the impetus needed to restore degraded lands, safeguard biodiversity, create green jobs, and build resilience in Sahelian communities. The 11 countries involved in the project are committed to making progress, but there are many challenges such as poverty, seasonal change and political instability.
“It is a profoundly African project that was born in Africa for Africa”
“The Great Green Wall is an ecological restoration project. It’s a project to slow down desertification. At the base, really, there is this aspect there. But above all, it is a project that was conceived by African populations for African populations. And that is exceptional. Because what has happened very quickly is a multisectoral project, that is to say, both ecological restoration, but also and at the same time, the development of local land. This is achieved through the establishment by the Agency of multipurpose gardens, beekeeping or, for example, the harvesting of straw. All these actions, which could be called parallel, but which in reality are essential to the sustainability of the Great Green Wall, mean that the populations are involved and that this project can therefore last. Otherwise, it would not work. It is a profoundly African project that was born in Africa for Africa.” (Priscilla Duboz, anthropologist and researcher at CNRS)
The first objective of Coeur Vert Luxembourg is to raise funds to actively participate in the construction of the Great Green Wall. The Association hopes to collect 150,000 EUR to create this summer a camp in Senegal where hundreds of trees can be planted.
Brouxel & Rabia will help achieving this goal and François Brouxel and members of his family plan to personally participate in this camp.
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