Development of Energy Efficient Appliance and Equipment Strategy in Tanzania
This Technology Transfer Advances Tanzania's
Nationally Determined Contribution to promote the use of energy efficient technologies and behaviour, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy wide between 10-20% by 2030 relative to the BAU scenario of 138 - 153 million tones of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e)- gross emissions, depending on the baseline efficiency improvements, consistent with its sustainable development agenda
Just over one-fifth of households in Tanzania have access to electricity, where it is used primarily for lighting, with biomass available for other uses. The adoption of energy efficient technologies beyond lighting has consequently been low in Tanzania to date, where the priority in the residential sector is on expanding access to electricity. Currently, wood and charcoal are the main sources of energy in rural areas of Tanzania.
The CTCN previously developed detailed country assessments for 9 African countries, including Tanzania, focusing on five priority products (i.e. lighting, refrigerators, air conditioners, electric motors and distribution transformers). This assistance will help to inform Tanzania's future objectives for climate-related policy actions.