Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Tanzania
This factsheet provides information on 2014 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Tanzania. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Tanzania’s total GHG emissions in 2014 were 286.49 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling .59% of GHG emissions. In Tanzania, 72.7 percent of GHG emissions come from the land-use change and forestry sector, followed by agriculture, energy, waste and industrial processes which contribute 17.3 percent, 7.8 percent, 1.6 and 0.5 percent relatively to GHG emissions.
GHG emissions in Tanzania increased 3% between 1990 and 2014 by 9 MtCO2e, while GDP grew 234%, averaging 5.2% annually. Although GDP grew faster than GHG emissions, in 2014, Tanzania’s emissions relative to GDP were almost eleven times the world average, indicating significant potential for improvement.
In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), Tanzania states its goal to embark on a climate resilient development pathway that will reduce GHG emissions by 10% to 20% by 2030, relative to the projected 2030 business-as-usual emissions of 138-153 MtCO2e.
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