Climate change mitigation in Tanzania: from local scenarios to national maps

We developed a participatory framework to model land use and land cover change (LULCC) scenarios at local, regional and national scales.

In the face of climate change, mitigation strategies are required that ensure sustainable use of natural resources while improving communities livelihood and development. We developed climate change mitigation scenarios engaging stakeholders at sub-national and national level within the framework of a national REDD+ pilot project in Tanzania . We developed a participatory framework to model land use and land cover change (LULCC) scenarios at local, regional and national scales, called KESHO. KESHO provides an approach for enhancing stakeholders engagement at all stages of scenario development, from narrative to quantitative and spatially explicit outputs. We then analysed tradeoffs of the 2 alternative scenarios in relation to carbon stocks, biodiversity, and water safeguards.

The project enabled social learning, and influenced decision making in relation to REDD+, capacity building within the National Carbon Monitoring Centre and other relevant institutions (NGOs e.g. WWF, Academia)

The scenarios were made in:

The scenarios look out to:

2014

2025

Project facts

Tanzania

Seven forestry zones

2014

Submitted by:

Claudia Capitani

Project leader

10 september 2022

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Claudia Capitani

Climate change mitigation in Tanzania: from local scenarios to national maps

Resources

Capitani, C., K. Mukama, B. Mbilinyi, I. Malugu, P. K. T. Munishi, N. D. Burgess, P. J. Platts, S. Sallu, and R. Marchant. 2016. From local scenarios to national maps: a participatory framework for envisioning the future of Tanzania. Ecology and Society 21(3):4. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08565-210304

Capitani, C., Van Soesbergen, A., Mukama, K., Malugu, I., Mbilinyi, B., Chamuya, N. (..) Marchant, R. 2019. Scenarios of Land Use and Land Cover Change and Their Multiple Impacts on Natural Capital in Tanzania. Environmental Conservation, 46(1), 17-24. doi:10.1017/S0376892918000255

Capitani, C., Marchant, R. KESHO: a participatory scenario modelling tool

Project images

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