In early February, SAREP was featured in the German national news “Tagesschau”. Following the news about the recently renewed carbon emission reduction targets of the European Union, SAREP was presented to a nationwide audience as a possible solution that could help to meet these targets. More Information: https://www.tagesschau.de/wissen/klima/projekt-gruene-sahara-100.html
From 26th to 30th of January, the SAREP team under the lead of Prof. Heck visited Mauritania. After expressing their general appreciation of the project in the MoU signed during COP 28, the Mauritanian government had established an interministerial committee for coordinating the next steps related to the project consisting
At the 28th UN World Climate Conference in Dubai (COP 28), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Prof. Dr. Peter Heck (IfaS) and the Minister for Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mr. Nany Chrougha representing the Mauritanian government. The document serves as a first crucial agreement on the way of
After the completion of the SAREP Conference, the endeavor is getting more attention nationwide. In its online section the FOCUS magazine describes the project approach and elaborates its feasibility in an interview with Prof. Dr. Peter Heck. Find the full article here.
On October 10th 2023, the SAREP Conference took place at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. The SAREP-Team welcomed about 80 guests from industry and academia who presented about different technical and economic aspects of the project and the first steps for partnerships were identified. The delegation of guests from Mali and
In its Friday edition of Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz, SWR interviewed Prof. Dr. Heck about the planned reforestation project in the Sahara. The Sahara is the largest desert on earth, characterized by drought and a lack of vegetation. IfaS would like to change this situation and turn the desert into a flourishing