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09 December 2015
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08 July 2015
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Forest Ecosystems in the transition to a green economy and the role of REDD+ in the United Republic of Tanzania

uploaded by Beth Mbote

The aim of this report was to assess how deforestation affects the economy of the United Republic of Tanzania, both by looking at the limited ecosystem goods and services currently reflected in GDP and by looking at the effects on the economy if the full suite of forest ecosystem services are taken into account.The findings show that investment in the forestry sector has a disproportionately positive impact on the incomes of rural households in comparison to stimulating output from other sectors, meaning that investment in forestry could contribute to alleviating poverty. Taking these findings together, this report presents a solid case for Tanzania to integrate REDD+ policies into key economic sectors such as energy, agriculture, livestock, industries, transport and water to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation while identifying how the implementation of REDD+ can be part of Tanzania’s broader economic and development strategy, as the country plans to move towards REDD+ results-based actions that could lead to results-based payments and then towards Green Economy pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication in Tanzania.

17 February 2014
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Tanzania methodological brief

uploaded by Lisen Runsten
This methodological brief has been produced as part of a UN-REDD Programme project to support Tanzania in the development of multiple benefits maps to inform REDD+ safeguards policies, conducted between
January and August 2013. The project included two working sessions in Tanzania of five weeks in total, covering mapping work and enhancement of national spatial datasets, using open-source GIS software (QGIS, SAGA and GRASS). This methodological brief outlines the technical approaches used in the working sessions.
20 December 2013
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Using spatial information to support decisions on safeguards and multiple benefits for REDD+ in Tanzania

uploaded by Denise Martínez

REDD+ has the potential to contribute to achieving more policy goals than

climate mitigation alone. In Tanzania, REDD+ is expected to deliver multiple
benefits, whose nature and extent will depend on the location and type of
REDD+ activity implemented. These benefits include sustainable use of forest
resources, biodiversity conservation, poverty alleviation, maintenance of
forest dependent communities’ rights, and improved community livelihoods.
The REDD+ safeguards agreed under the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change are intended to guide REDD+ implementation
to avoid adverse effects to people and the environment, and to ensure
multiple benefits.
During the last years, the Tanzanian Forest Service has produced a unique
set of forest, socioeconomic and governance related data and maps from
32 000 field inventory plots and interviews with 3500 households and 1100
key informants, which among other sources of data have been used for the
production of analysis and maps in this publication.
Maps can help to increase understanding of the spatial distribution of
such potential benefits, and support decision-making on where and how
REDD+ might be implemented. The maps presented in this brochure were
developed to support Tanzania’s implementation of the REDD+ safeguards,
and planning for multiple benefits from REDD+. Themes include natural
forest, biodiversity, ecosystem services, drivers of deforestation and forest
degradation, and potential zones for implementation of REDD+ activities
20 December 2013
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Using spatial information to support decisions on safeguards and multiple benefits for REDD+ in Tanzania

uploaded by Denise Martínez

 REDD+ has the potential to contribute to achieving more policy goals than

climate mitigation alone. In Tanzania, REDD+ is expected to deliver multiple
benefits, whose nature and extent will depend on the location and type of
REDD+ activity implemented. These benefits include sustainable use of forest
resources, biodiversity conservation, poverty alleviation, maintenance of
forest dependent communities’ rights, and improved community livelihoods.
The REDD+ safeguards agreed under the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change are intended to guide REDD+ implementation
to avoid adverse effects to people and the environment, and to ensure
multiple benefits.
During the last years, the Tanzanian Forest Service has produced a unique
set of forest, socioeconomic and governance related data and maps from
32 000 field inventory plots and interviews with 3500 households and 1100
key informants, which among other sources of data have been used for the
production of analysis and maps in this publication.
Maps can help to increase understanding of the spatial distribution of
such potential benefits, and support decision-making on where and how
REDD+ might be implemented. The maps presented in this brochure were
developed to support Tanzania’s implementation of the REDD+ safeguards,
and planning for multiple benefits from REDD+. Themes include natural
forest, biodiversity, ecosystem services, drivers of deforestation and forest
degradation, and potential zones for implementation of REDD+ activities
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