Map of Tanzania Tanzania

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$93,832,932

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$75,578,891

Tanzania’s forests cover just over one-third of the country’s total land area, but pressures on the forest are significant, contributing to an average annual deforestation rate of 1.1%. 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 to coordinate financing for REDD+ activities in the country, and a National Carbon Monitoring Center to provide centralized, long term monitoring of the nation’s forests and carbon stocks. The REDD+ Fund will be similar to the Tanzania Forest Fund, which supports sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. The government is also 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.

REDD+ Activities

Finance has supported the following REDD+ activities in Tanzania:

REDD+ activities supported by various types of donors

 

Number of donor initiatives supporting various REDD+ activities

 
   
  • REDD+ activities supported by various types of donors

    Chart Description

    The chart shows the REDD+ activities supported by the different donor institution types. The list of activities and definitions was drawn from broad agreement among REDD+ experts, including the civil society national partners collecting data across the initiative’s countries.

    In Tanzania, the donors tracked are funding a broad array of REDD+ activities. Donor government funding supported all nine activity types, while multilateral donors supported all activities except forest carbon project design and carbon offset generation. International foundations supported five of the nine activity types.

    Two REDD+ pilot projects supported by Norwegian funding are aiming to produce carbon offsets and are finalizing their Project Design Documents (PDDs) for validation by voluntary carbon market certification standards.

    It is important to note that the absence of support for an activity from a specific donor type does not constitute a lack of attention to the activity overall, since the activity could be well-funded through other donor types.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions

  • Number of donor initiatives supporting various REDD+ activities

    Chart Description

    This chart shows the number of donor initiatives that are at least partially supporting various REDD+ activities. In Tanzania, the donors tracked are funding a broad array of REDD+ activities. Twety-two of the twenty-three total projects are engaged in stakeholder engagement, while nineteen are engaged in institutional strengthening. Sixteen are supporting MRV and reference level development, and fifteen are supporting rights and tenure, safeguards, and implementation of improved forest and land management activities. Policy & law analysis and development is also receiving attention by nearly two-thirds (fourteen) of the donor initiatives. Half of donor initiatives (eleven) are supporting forest carbon project design, while only three are directly engaged in the generation of carbon offsets.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions