Environmental Development

How we support environment

Tanzania is a country with, by and large, a pristine environment and has a landscape of about 945,000 square kilometres. This landscape is made up of ocean, lakes, arable and non-arable land mass, hills and mountains.The management of the environment can be traced back to the begin- ning of humankind. Systems, good practices and institutions were put in place to be in charge and oversee the management of the environment in various parts of the world, not least in Tanzania.

However, prior to 1972 United Nations Conference on Human Environment, environmental management was not highly regarded and was put at the periphery 3. It was the first inter- national conference organized to address global environmental problems. From this time environmental management was made a global agenda and aligned with development. This international conference laid the basis of environmental management and foundations of sustainable development.