Through awareness raising and the training of communities as well as individuals we are increasing the sustainability and recognition of the work in the environment sector. Many are not aware of the issues and especially on the village level people are highly affected by climate change without knowing the origin of their problems. We are spreading information in schools, villages and even the government to raise awareness towards climate change, its problems and solutions.
80% of the Tanzanian citizens are working in the agricultural sector and are therefore highly dependent on the climate. We are increasing their livelihood capacities and creating diversity to ensure resistance against climate changes. Furthermore it is important to advocate for sustainable agriculture to mitigate negative impacts which would worsen the situation.
Due to climate change droughts and floods are a reoccurring problems. Because of that it is crucial to manage water resources sustainably. Communities are highly dependent on their water sources and due to the decline of the water level in some areas the citizens are immediately affected as well as their livestock and harvest. One period of drought can affect all following seasons. We rehabilitate water sources and provide material to ensure the sustainable usage of the water source to prevent exhaustion.
The emissions of Tanzania are minor compared to the big polluters but deforestation is an issue that becomes apparent especially around highly populated areas. Mitigation is an important part of our work and renewable energy is crucial in that sector. We conduct trainings to create awareness amongst the primary victims of climate change. Many Tanzanian households are not connected to the national grid, by using solar or other renewable energies they do not only lower their impact to climate change and deforestation but they also eliminate health issues and improve their livelihood.
Hand in hand with renewable energies goes the low carbon footprint. By using renewable energies and staying clear of fossil fuels we can ensure that the 1.5 degree limit is not exceeded. Already an increasing temperature of 2 degrees would have catastrophic impacts, which would endanger the survival of many living on the African continent.
Climate finance is critical to addressing climate change because large-scale investments are required to significantly reduce emissions, notably in sectors that emit large quantities of greenhouse gases. Climate finance is equally important for adaptation, for which significant financial resources will be similarly required to allow countries to adapt to the adverse effects and reduce the impacts of climate change.