In the face of climate change, mitigation strategies are required that ensure sustainable use of natural resources while improving communities livelihood and development. We developed climate change mitigation scenarios engaging stakeholders at sub-national and national level within the framework of a national REDD+ pilot project in Tanzania . We developed a participatory framework to model land use and land cover change (LULCC) scenarios at local, regional and national scales, called KESHO. KESHO provides an approach for enhancing stakeholders engagement at all stages of scenario development, from narrative to quantitative and spatially explicit outputs. We then analysed tradeoffs of the 2 alternative scenarios in relation to carbon stocks, biodiversity, and water safeguards.
The project enabled social learning, and influenced decision making in relation to REDD+, capacity building within the National Carbon Monitoring Centre and other relevant institutions (NGOs e.g. WWF, Academia)
The scenarios were made in: 2014
The scenarios look out to: 2025