ClimateImpactsOnline for Tanzania

ClimateImpactsOnline provides information on the possible impacts of climate change on the United Republic of Tanzania, the largest country situated in East Africa. Tanzania is mountainous, partly densely forested and contains in part three of the largest African lakes (Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi and Lake Victoria). The coast of Tanzania is hot and humid. The Zanzibar Archipelago is protected by the Menai Bay Conservation Area.

The climate crisis is increasing the risk of extreme events, like intense rainfall or dry spells, which is resulting in flooding and drought. Climate change is already impacting several livelihoods and different sectors in Tanzania, which include agriculture, water resources, fisheries, health and energy. The majority of Tanzanian people depends on agriculture for their livelihoods, income and employment. 56% of the Gross Domestic Product is generated by this sector. Therefore, there is a need for the state-of-the-art in existing climate change risk, vulnerability, and adaptation assessment tools, with a focus on web-based tools which can help policy and decision-makers, scientists and the farmers to respond to climate change.

Additional information on cities locations, water bodies, forests, mountains, like Mount Kilimanjaro, at different administrative level is available to understand the local impacts.

For questions please contact us under the following email: climateimpacts(at)pik-potsdam.de

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