Tanzanian Presidential Candidates Ignore Climate Change

Alarm as campaigns skip climate change

byLucas Liganga

Environmental experts have expressed disappointment over political parties’ silence on environment and climate change issues in ongoing election campaign saying they have lost a crucial opportunity of addressing the concern of global magnitude. They argue that no one can successifuly tackle poverty without strategising on how to deal with environment and climate change issues.The experts interviewed by The Citizen On Sunday feel that there is little mention about environment and climate change in the election manifestos.A spot-check in election manifestos of the three leading parties of CCM, Chadema and ACT-Wazalendo that have fielded presidential candidates show that with the exception of the ruling party, the two others have remained silent on environment and climate change.CCM has only dedicated half a page in its election manifesto ….

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