Skip to main content

Operationalisation of the National Environment Trust Fund

Submitted by Web Master on 14 September 2020

As indicated in the National Environmental Policy of 1997, Tanzania faces several environmental challenges which include land degradation, lack of accessible good quality water for both rural and urban habitants; loss of biodiversity, deteriorations of aquatic systems, deforestation, environmental pollutions, climate change and a scant financial resource to address these challenges.

The impacts of environmental degradation affect vital sectors that have direct effects to agriculture, food systems and people’s livelihoods.

The Ngurdoto Faith-Based Organisations and CSO Declaration 20th October 2011

Submitted by Web Master on 20 October 2011

We, the Inter-faith Standing Committee on Economic Justice and Integrity of Creation and members of Policy Forum, having gathered at the alternative Mining Conference in Arusha from the 19th and 20th October 2011 have deliberated for two days on the negative impacts of mining on communities and the environment, we issue a call to the Tanzania government and parliament to live up to their mandated roles by acting on behalf of communities who have not received tangible benefits from mining activities that have claimed chunks of their ancestral lands.

Ileje Environmental Conservation Association (IECA)

Submitted by Web Master on 12 March 2021

Ileje Environmental Conservation Association, abbreviated as IECA, is an environmental non-governmental organization formed by community of Ileje district in Mbeya region with the aim of bringing together villagers in conserving environment for their sustainable development. It was registered in 2004 under the Societies Ordinance and given Certificate No.12555. IECA formalizes its mandate on ensuring sustainable environmental management in its areas of jurisdiction.

Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT)

Submitted by Web Master on 10 March 2021

Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT) is a non-governmental and not for profit-making environmental management and protection organization in Tanzania. LEAT specializes in research activities in natural resources management and governance particularly in land, mining, wildlife, water resources and forests. Moreover, it engages in advocating for legal amendments and policy reforms in environmental protection and natural resources management.

Biofuels: A Solution To Tanzania’S Energy Crisis?

Submitted by Web Master on 16 January 2008

As the world faces an energy crisis due to limited oil reserves and a problem of climate change due to greenhouse emissions, increasingly, biofuels (fuel consisting of, or derived from biomass) are seen as the panacea to these two predicaments by providing an alternative to fossil fuels. Countries of the developed North and the corporate world has been at the forefront of pushing for this alternative which is seen as a win-win solution (i.e. energy security is enhanced whilst the environment is protected).

Subscribe to Environment