Climate change effects are increasingly evident: flooding, droughts and environmental degradation are more severe; contributing to changing of (or shifting of) cropping patterns whilst rising sea levels are having detrimental consequences in coastal cities and communities.
In climate Change, UNDP is supporting Government in finalizing a National Climate Change response strategy and initiating the development of the Tanzania National Adaptation Plan. UNDP has also initiated a number of projects to address climate change including:
Supporting Government (both Union and Zanzibar) in mainstreaming climate change into national development plans and strengthening capacity for climate change governance.These initiatives aim to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Tanzania (and Zanzibar) to improve the level of information available and awareness among the general public and rural communities on climate change impacts and adaptation strategies.
UNDP is also supporting the Goverment in REDD(Reduction of Emissions,deforestation & degradation)initiative which is about the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.