Analysis of the implementation of the United Nations framework convention on climate change in mainland Tanzania

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University of Dar es salaam
This study centres at the efforts Tanzania has already or is currently putting in place to address the challenges of Climate Change in purview of the United Nations Framework Convention to that regard. That is UNFCCC. Its general objective is to analyze implementation of the UNFCCC in Mainland Tanzania. The same was conducted through both desk and field researches. Relevant government and private authorities together with individual stakeholders were contracted through a number of research tools. In the main, it is revealed herein that Tanzania majorly tackles the challenges above adjunctly with environmental issues, thus lacking a specific focus to pertinent matters revolving around climate Change which is currently the centre of international debate. Notwithstanding such focal weakness, various positive initiatives towards realizing ideas of the Convention under the study have been revealed. These include, the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC); National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA); National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS); implementation of the National Strategy for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and several sectoral strategies such as prioritized agrarian development (in Swahili known as Kilimo Kwanza) and identification of clusters for effective mechanized agriculture in the southern part of the country (SAGGOT). However, the study argues that there remains a plethora of challenges such as a disharmonious legal regime, lack of political will, insufficiency of financial capacity and lack of an effective Climate Change institutional architecture. All these challenges call for a need of forging immense collaboration and reforms so as to effectively implement UNFCCC in the country. Consequently, the study sets out recommendations towards enactment of a specific legislation on Climate Change establishment of a more effective and independent body to superintend the implementation; effective climate funding and sectoral collaboration; and according climatic issues necessary constitutional recognition for protection and enforcement.
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Convention, Climatic changes, United Nations, Tanzania
Morris, C.K.K (2019). Analysis of the implementation of the United Nations framework convention on climate change in mainland Tanzania. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam