Climate Risk Assessment- Tanzania

Tanzania like other African countries has been experiencing impacts of climate change including frequent and prolonged droughts, severe floods and sea level rise. The impacts of extreme weather events have had significant impact to both people and the economy with negative consequences on vulnerable sectors including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, energy, health, water, industry, business, trade, tourism and services. The livelihoods of about 80% of Tanzanians depend on the agriculture, forestry and fisheries resources, with small-scale farmers especially women more vulnerable as they are highly dependent upon rain fed agriculture.

This Climate Risk Assessment outlines the Climate Context in country, vulnerability to climate change, policy framework, as well as outlining key recommendations to inform Irish Aid country development programming.