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Mr. Charles K. Meshack, Executive Director at Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, discusses Tanzania’s postion in the COP 17 negotiations. He says the country wants to call attention to issues other than REDD that are further behind in progress, including adaptation, technology transfer and financing. Tanzania is pushing for these initiatives because climate change in the country is real and rural people are already seeing the effects. Ultimately, the country is looking for technology and capacity building to develop sustainably and decrease climate vulnerability.

Interviewed by Anna McGinn and Samuel Pollan on December 1, 2011, COP 17, Durban, South Africa