Assessing the contribution of environmental monitoring policies in the fight against global warming in Tanzania: a case study of Arusha municipality

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Kampala international University college of humanities and social science
This thesis presents the study in the assessing the contribution of environmental monitoring policies in the fight against global warming in Tanzania. The effect of global warming that leads into climate change are of concern both for environment and human life. Evidence observed in climate change includes the instrumental temperature record, rising of the sea levels, and deceased snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere. To reduce the risk of large changes in future climate, many countries including Tanzania have implemented policies for monitoring environmental protection. However, people continue to complain that the environment is polluted. In this study the researcher was interested to find out the extent to which the use of energy contribute to the global warming, to assess ways on which community have been sensitized in the fight against environmental global warming and to examine how industrial activities influence the global warming. The study carried out in three wards of Arusha Municipal namely Themi, Olorien and Terrat. The total number of 260 respondents used who were selected randomly and purposively. The study interviewed key respondents while questionnaire were used to the entire community as well as the researcher engaged in documentary review. Data were coded, analyzed through SPSS version 12 and presented qualitatively and quantitatively. The findings reveal that in the greater extent people use energy like charcoal and firewood due to financial difficulties and its accessible which cause global warming. Also, environmental education is provided but not deeply and in a regular basis while community is much interested to be provided through the use of open discussion where by it is accessible to different people. Industrial activities contribute to the problem as it was discovered that emissions from industries lead to global warming.Therefore, there is a greater need to provide more education to the community, industrial activities which lead to global warming should be highly prohibited and policies should be revised regularly.
A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management
Global warming, Environmental monitoring, Arusha, Tanzania