Forest cover is approximately 33.4% of Tanzania, with an average of 1.1% lost each year through deforestation and degradation. Agricultural expansion, commercial logging and rising energy needs are the main drivers. Tanzania has developed a National REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan to address these increasing pressures on its Forests. This strategy was officially launched in March 2013.
Tanzania is also finalizing the establishment of a National REDD Fund and a National Carbon Monitoring Center which provide long term monitoring and coordinate financing for REDD+ activities in the country. The REDD Fund will be similar to the Tanzania Forest Fund which supports sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. The government is also currently finalizing a Social and Environment Safeguard mechanism based on internationally agreed principles and guidance. The REDD+ Readiness process in Tanzania is led by the National REDD Task Force with facilitation from the National REDD Secretariat.
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Main donors, levels of funding committed and disbursed to Tanzania between 2009 and 2012:
The chart shows the relative levels of funding donors have committed and the proportion disbursed to their recipients through 2012. The percentage of committed funding that has been disbursed varies by donor, however, the majority of listed donors tend to have a disbursement percentage greater than 70%. Donor governments (Finland and Norway) constitute 95% of all commitments.
This chart maps the geographic distribution of the main donors to Tanzania and cumulative support by geographic location of donor headquarters. This chart therefore shows the growing importance of both government and non-government actors in financing for REDD+. For Tanzania, the largest donors are the Scandinavian governments of Norway and Finland.
Multilaterals and other internationally-focused donors are shown in the international circle (in purple).
All data presented in this chart was collected in-country through a local consultant. For more information on our methodology, please visit our FAQs page.