Tanzania to pioneer climate adaptation scheme
Tanzania has been selected to pioneer a Climate Services Adaptation Programme with US$10 million set aside for the purpose, WMO Secretary-General, Michel Jarraud told President Jakaya Kikwete at a meeting in Warsaw, Poland where the COP 19 is being held.
Malawi will also take part in the program.
According to a State House communiqué that was yesterday circulated to the media, the programme is the result of an agreement between the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the government of Norway and is meant to increase climate change resilience of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.
Africa is the most vulnerable continent susceptible to a wide range of climate change effects and it is already facing a decrease in food production, floods and inundation of coastal zones and deltas, as well as the spread of waterborne diseases and malaria. Full Article