Arusha City Council
Tanzania

Population: 416442
Area of jurisdiction: 208 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

City Master Plan
In this project we aimed at densification of the city center by encourage vertical growth. This will reduce number of cars in the CBD because walking will be easy from one place to another. The project will enhance spatial planning which will ensure sustainable use of resources including water and land. We are planning to enhance tree planting along the rivers and the roads for both food (fruits) as well as walking corridors. The tree will automatically clean air within the city. Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Community recycling
Action Community solid waste recycling, the action aims at mitigation measures to reduce anthropogenic GHGs. Who is doing it? Solid waste recycling is done by community groups and three material recycling facilities own by private companies. Public participation/stakeholders and citizens will be fully engaged. Where Recycling activities conducted at the material recycling facilities (buy back centres) How Recyclable materials collected, cleaned, shredded, pressed and packed in bales of about 200kg and transported to Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. Glasses are melted in special kiln and blower to manufacture variety of products. What is being recycled? Valuable recycled materials changes from time to time depending on the market situation. Currently; hard plastics, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and scrappers, glasses and sulfate bags are in the peak market. The materials are collected in different area in and outside the City. Materials are washed, Cuts into a pieces for plastics the melt and change into a liquid form and made different products like plastics plates, Cups and Other domestic utensils. Some of grinding plastics material is transported to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Glass bottles are melted and then air is places inside so that to have a required shape which was designed it may be wine glass or any material. This is done by individual individuals, community Group where by the council has given them support of capital so that to help them. Start year 2000
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Waste to energy
This paper presents the study of municipal solid waste (MSW) as a potential source of renewable energy in Arusha city. The city of Arusha annual average MSW generated was estimated at 43,772 tonnes. Characterization revealed the main components of MSW to compose of biomass materials such as food, paper and wood waste. Based on the characteristics of the MSW, evaluation was conducted to determine energy potential that would be recovered. Results from proximate analysis of MSW samples showed average calorific value of about 12MJ/kg which indicate annual energy potential of 128.9 GWh. Results indicate there is a substantial energy potential to recover from MSW the largest share being renewable energy. The composition of waste from developing and developed countries was further compared with that of Arusha city. Results indicated that in developing countries characteristics of MSW is mainly composed of food waste as was the case of Arusha city. Start year 2014
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Adaptation actions

Waste management
Solid waste is a leading challenge in Arusha City. It is anticipated that 550tons of solid waste are generated per day, thus proper intervention should be community based intervention. In this Action plan, the department of Policy and planning has allocated 56,000 USD for installing proper infrastructure that will facilitate proper waste collection and disposal. The improvements which have been priorities are to improve amount of waste collection from 130 tons a day to 385 tons a day. The Community based organizations which include women and youth was doing a wonderful job to keep City Clean. Start year 2001
Sector Human health
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Sustainable Actions For Edible Gardens
The project aims at promoting a direct and participatory intervention for the creation of a replicable model of good horticulture and good nutrition practices in urban and peri-urban areas. Relevance will be given to the importance of traditional values related to the coexistence between local communities and natural resources. In Tanzania, the core element of the project is represented by the Themi Living Garden (TLG), a multipurpose edible garden which will be located in a plot, assigned by Arusha Municipality, in a central area of the city, and which will allow target women groups to improve their food security through the consumption, production and sale of horticulture products. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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National sanitation Competition
The National Sanitation competition was stated since 1988. The objective was to improve health and environmental sanitation among our Cities and Municipality. The competition group the council according to his class or status. Arusha City Council was competing to the status of Cities which are Arusha, Mbeya, Mwanza, Tanga, and Dar es Salaam. Arusha was winning the second place among all Cities in Tanzania. The competition aim to; 1. To reduce and control communicable diseases. 2. To create community awareness on environmental sanitations, 3. To create community involvement and participation on environmental sanitation and keep their surroundings clean. This involves all Cities, Municipalities and Small towns. The criteria involve are 1. Environmental sanitation. This involve on solid waste management, liquid waste management, 2. Cleanliness of the business premises 3. Environmental sanitation on public institutions, Central Business Areas and house hold sanitation and hygiene. 4. Town planning. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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