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TANZANIA CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT TOWARDS THE TWENTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF PARTIES TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC COP26)



We, the Tanzania civil society, issue this statement of our key messages towards the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), scheduled to take place in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021. We, the Tanzania Civil Society and Groups from mostly affected communities - including PINGOs, TNRF, CAN Tanzania, and FORUMCC/ represented by FORUMCC members; are calling upon all Parties, especially those of most emitting countries, to deliver on their promises during COP26. Alarmed by the findings of the IPCC AR6 Climate Change Report on global warming, whereby, since 2011 concentrations have continued to increase in the atmosphere, reaching annual averages of 410 ppm for carbon dioxide (CO2), 1866 ppb for methane (CH4), and 332 ppb for nitrous oxide (N2O) in 2019. And that global surface temperature in the first two decades of the 21st century (2001-2020) was 0.99 [0.84- 1.10] °C higher than 1850-1900; therefore, we are sending the below key messages to inform effective response to climate change;

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