Environmental sustainability, climate change and resilience

Risk-informed and sustainable.

Tanzania is rich in natural resources and forests that protect unique treasures for biodiversity and wildlife. In addition the country has beautiful coastal zones, mountains, rivers and Lakes that make Tanzania one of the most prefered tourist destination. Whilst climate change threatens to undo development gains globally, its effects are already impacting Tanzania. With more than 70% of all natural disasters occuring in Tanzania are attributed to climate change related issues, it's threat to undo positive development gains globally is already a reality. Given that Tanzania's National Parks alone constitute 25% protected `areas (PA) in the country, it is imperative that these resources are conserved and protected to build resillience and enhance livelihoods.  

UNDP Tanzania is working in partnership with the Government and various stakeholders to strengthen the capacity of national and subnational government, local institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector in the management of natural resources. Projects in the Environment and Climate Change Pillar promote efficient and sustainable ecosystem and biodiversity management including improved infrastructure, increasing the energy access and policy and strategies review. Through these projects, UNDP has supported the strengthening of instructuional capacity for environmental law enforcement provides equipment for Early Warning Systems to ensure Climate Change Resilience, improve water governance and reduce conflict over scarce natural resources. 

Some of our key projects

Protecting the wildlife.

As part of conserving and protecting elephants from various threats, UNDP Tanzania and GEF supported the colalring and decollaring of the elephants as part of combating poaching and illegal wildlife in the country. The process has enabled data generation and monitoring of elephants movements in Ruangwa Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park.