Published: OCTOBER 27, 2022 DOWNLOAD


The Tanzanian civil society hosted a 2-day Tanzanian PreCOP27-conference to ensure that local voices, needs and stories are represented and amplified during the upcoming climate conference COP27 in Egypt. The upcoming COP27 in November has to be an African-focused climate conference that centres around African priorities and ad-dress urgently needed issues as Loss & Damage, Adaptation, Health and Climate Finance. Climate action need to be informed by bottom-up and on-field experience of vulnerable communities. The Pre-COP27 strengthened and em-powered African voices to focus African issues in-scope of COP27.

The Climate Action Network Tanzania (CAN TZ), ActionAid Tanzania, Forum CC, Save the Children Tanzania, and Pas-toralists Indigenous Non-Governmental Organization’s (PINGO’s) Forum invited 200 participants from Civil Society Organizations, Women, Young People, Pastoralists, Smallholder Farmers, Fisherfolks, representatives from the MDAs, and Local Government Authorities, Development Partners, the Private Sector, and Media.

To explore burning issues, solutions and evidence from the ground around Just Transition & Health, CAN Tanzania organized panels on this topics supported by Preston Werner Ventures , Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung Tanzania and UKAid.


The main issue that the stakeholders discussed and giving a position to consider in the COP27 meeting is the following:

Tanzania’s greenhouse gas emission are negligible

Tanzania's contribution to greenhouse gas production is negligible, and the effects of climate change have had a signifi-cant impact on Tanzanian society. Priority for Tanzanian society is fostering resilience to the effects of climate change and providing relief for climate-related losses and damages

Grants to recover from Loss and Damages instead of loans

We prioritize the provision of grants and funds to ensure the ability to deal with climate change and to recover from losses and damages caused by climate change-related natural disasters. The systems and procedures that facilitate ac-cess to these funds must be properly established and ensure direct access.

Developed nations need to raise mitigation targets and ambitions.

We emphasize the control of greenhouse gas production for developed nations by increasing their targets and ambition. We emphasize that developed nations increase intentions and facilitating the absorption of greenhouse gases in order to mitigate the effects and effects of climate change. Damages and losses resulting from the effects of climate change, as well as promoting the conclusion of the Paris Agreement.

Rejection of ineffective and false solution

We forbid the influence and introduction of materials, technologies, and solutions labelled as coping with the effects of climate change, which are false and ineffective in protecting the environment, depressing development, and creating dependence on developing nations.

Rejection of delays and distractions

At this meeting, we prohibit dirty politics designed to delay the implementation of the Paris Agreement and benefit large greenhouse gas producers. Instead, we insist on focusing on issues that will increase climate change resilience and control.

Need for building capacity for climate resilient communities

We emphasize the need to build capacity and provide technology to enable resilience to climate change, as well as to enable effective measures to reduce climate change's impact and damage.

Unify African voices

Our African and collective group representatives must be unified and manage the fundamental arguments for develop-ment that take into account the abilities and needs of communities with challenging environments to withstand the effects of climate change.

Disappointed by unequal and unfair opportunities for Africans to participate at COP27

We are saddened by the annual decline in the representation and participation of CSOs and community representatives in these Conferences as a result of the limited opportunities for participation, the restrictions on participation in the conference rooms, and the numerous restrictions on the issuance of visas to the locals of the meetings. We need more opportunities for community representation to ensure that our interests and positions are considered.

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