Wednesday 20 November 2019


Tanzania and Italy have started preliminary talks on joint efforts to curb the effects of climate change.
Italy is expected to provide several billions of shillings to support the initiative in Tanzania.

The Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office (Union and Environment), George Simbachawene, said in Dar es salaam today: “Talks between our two countries are progressing well. We will sign a protocol hopefully in Dodoma in the near future and Tanzania will receive over five billion;  This money will be directed to projects mitigating effects of climate change,”.

The Italian Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Roberto Mengoni said the support talks will help Tanzania to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.

He praised on-going efforts made by the government of Tanzania to protect the environment citing the ban on plastic bags among other things. 

The  cooperation between the two countries will  include capacity building, technology transfer and technical assistance; exchange of experts and trainees, organisation of delegation visits, joint organisation of workshops, seminars and meetings,  promotion of private sector participation and activities to implement public-private sector partnerships and development of  fund-raising capacities with regard to global climate change and sustainable development.

Tanzania and Italy are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement of April 22, 2016 on Climate Change. 

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