Norwegian Minister of international development, Anne Beathe Tvinnereim and Tanzania's Minister for Environment and Union Affairs Dr. Selemani Said Jafo met 10th of November in the Tanzania pavilion during COP 27. The meeting culminated in a joint statement to renew the long-term climate partnership between Norway and Tanzania.
The meeting between the two ministers took place only two months after the Norwegian minister visited Tanzania, where she met her Excellency President, Samia Suluhu Hassan. Tanzania and Norway have a long standing and close cooperation in sectors such as energy and agriculture going back more than 50 years. The bilateral climate partnership between Tanzania and Norway from 2008 provides a good basis for strengthening climate cooperation.
Tanzania has high national climate ambitions both regarding reduced emissions of greenhouse gasses and strengthening resilience to droughts and floods. The Norwegian Government has decided to double climate funding by 2026 and within this, triple funding for climate adaptation. The purpose is to assist countries such as Tanzania in meeting national climate objectives reported under the Paris Agreement and national climate adaptation plans.
The ministers emphasized that Norway and Tanzania stand together to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, including limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees in a joint statement after the meeting.