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Efforts are underway to turn Mwanza, Tanzania’s second-largest city, into a green city.

The initiative, launched by the Mwanza City Council and the Tanzania Forest Services Agency, aims to plant more than 100,000 trees in the city by June 2023. The trees will help improve the city’s environment, combat climate change, and provide shade for residents.

The green city initiative is also expected to create jobs for young people and contribute to the country’s economic growth. The Mwanza City Council is working with local organizations and communities to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation and to encourage people to participate in tree planting.

Mwanza has been facing environmental challenges such as deforestation, soil erosion, and air pollution due to rapid urbanization and industrialization. The green city initiative is a step towards addressing these challenges and making Mwanza a sustainable city.

The initiative is in line with Tanzania’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. The country has also pledged to plant 10 million trees annually as part of its efforts to combat climate change. The Mwanza green city initiative is an example of how local initiatives can contribute to global efforts to address climate change and create sustainable communities.

Source The Citizen

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