Roughly 40 per cent of the United Republic of Tanzania is covered by forests and woodlands. However, expanding arable land from the lowlands towards the mountains, rapidly rising energy needs and commercial logging are all factors contributing to deforestation and forest degradation in the country. In May, the inception report was approved which, together with the arrival of key programme staff in July, marked the start of the implementation phase of Tanzania’s National Programme.
Progress against the Warsaw Framework for REDD+
The United Republic of Tanzania was supported by a NP between 2009 and 2013. During this time the country was supported on i) National governance framework and strengthened institutional capacities for REDD; ii) increased capacities for capturing REDD elements within National Monitoring, Assessment, Reporting and Verification Systems; iii) improved capacities to manage REDD and provide other forest ecosystem services at district and local levels and lastly; and iv) broad based stakeholder support for REDD in Tanzania.
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t is certainly true, to some extent, that uncontrolled gambling or 'addiction' of gambling is a really bad habit.
However, gambling per se is not bad. It's depends on individuals and how one 'gambles'.
According to the UK Gambling Act of 2005, betting or gambling means 'the making or accepting of a bet on the outcome of a race, competition or other event or process; the likelihood of anything occurring or not occurring; or whether anything is or is not.'
As per this definition, gambling is a 'chance' activity with a monetary value attached to it. Don't we all, in our daily lives, get involved in some form of 'chance' activity, like when we say 'today it will rain', 'tomorrow it might be sunny day', 'the train will be late by 30 minutes', etc? The only exception, of course, is that we do not attach any monetary value to our 'predictions'.
The gambling industry comes under the 'leisure' part of the travel and transportation industry. It includes sports betting, lottery, Bingo, casino, poker, horseracing and other games that might end up making or losing money for those who play it. Stakes can also be placed on activities like a war, a movie, the elections, TV shows, celebrities, etc.
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