(I) Renewable energy and Energy efficiency
We realize that energy consumption greatly contributes to a large percent of Green House gas emissions (GHG) and thus promoting activities and livelihoods that relies on the use of clean, reliable and affordable (SDG7) reduces emissions and finally contributes to maintaining our planet below 1.5⁰C. TACSS works to promote clean cooking solutions, energy saving technologies and related energy efficiency technologies, Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) increased green energy access and affordability as well as enhancing local and national policies that promote the uses of clean energy systems.
(II) Climate resilience and Mitigation
Our energy is 100% directed to support all interventions intending to build local communities’ resilience and foster mitigation measures against climate change and vulnerabilities in an inclusive and participatory approaches. Our belief is to ensure a common and harmonizing planning for great achievements through implementations of designed projects and programs.
(III) Research and Consultancy
TACSS beliefs in informed decision making, trainings, awareness raising and advocacy and thus more efforts is being directed into conducting research and knowledge sharing. Addressing changing climate needs more aggregated diversified data to our environment and livelihoods and trough this we find a growing adaptive community in a changing climate. In addition, TACSS provide technical expertise and advisory services in all maters related to climate change, renewable energy investment and financing, biodiversity conservation, WASH, advocacy, environmental management tools and Waste management.
(IV) Climate Services and Justice
We find most of Tanzania communities becoming more vulnerable due to increasing weather and climate unpredictability. Increased drought and prolonged rainy seasons resulting to floods have continued to impact more climate sensitive livelihood activities such as agriculture, livestock keeping, fisheries, tourism and mining. We thus team up with government institutions, CSOs and developmental partners for climate services provision as a key early warning system to avoid drought and flood related vulnerabilities and impacts. In addition, due to increased climate stressors more of the poor communities become displaced from their homelands and families. Inadequacy of legislation linked to human rights for their displacement scenarios continues to haem more people in Tanzania. TACSS in collaboration with key human rights stakeholders works for the better future in relation to climate related displacements
(V) Training and Advocacy
Most of the Climate marginalized communities are still poor and with low level of awareness in relation to climate change. TACSS partners with local and international stakeholders in building local community capacities, enhancing decision makers knowledge through lobbying and advocacy activities and thus paving a way to better strategies and policies to combat climate change impacts.
Water resource is among the critical sector that have been affected by climate change and vulnerability. Increasing temperature, drought, flooding and sea level rise as result of the changing climate has continued to disrupt water quality and quantity readily available for human domestic and drinking purposes. Poor communities are facing poor sanitation and hygiene and it’s for this case TACSS find it important to continue collaborating with water sector key stakeholders in addressing climate change causative factors while enhancing WASH Human adaptive capacities as far as climate change is concerned.
(VII) Biodiversity Conservation
In realization of forest and wildlife role in preserving our ecosystems, TACSS works to promote interventions in favour of wildlife and forests. We therefore work with local communities to enhance participatory forest management practices, Wildlife community-based conservation, facilitating design and development of alternative generating incomes (IGAS) for communities surrounding wildlife areas. In addition, we promote integration of climate system technologies that opens window for tourism activities and minimize human wildlife conflicts in the areas.