Tonga Prime Minister Introduces BRACE Project: A Game-Changer for Climate-Resilient Education
Tonga’s Prime Minister Honorable Hu’akavameiliku at a High level segment at COP28 introduced the groundbreaking “BRACE” project, earmarking USD 70 million to fortify the education sector against climate change impacts.
In a compelling address, the Prime Minister underscored the Global Education Crisis, emphasizing the imminent risk of disrupted education for nearly one billion children due to climate change.
The Prime Minister of Tonga Hon. Huákavameiliku at the Leaders’event : Youth & Education: The Latent Force of Climate Action
Highlighting the vulnerability of the education sector to climate risks, a critical aspect often overlooked in climate discussions, the Prime Minister detailed the key elements of the USD 70 million BRACE project.
The initiative aims to construct climate-resilient schools, with an initial focus on Cambodia, South Sudan and Tonga as pilot countries.
Addressing Tonga’s vulnerability to climate change, the Prime Minister referenced the 2018 Cyclone Gita, which inflicted USD 19 million in damages to schools.
President of COP28, the Prime Minister of Tonga Hon. Huákavameiliku and leaders
Tonga’s proactive measures include resilient school facilities and integrated climate education.
The Prime Minister issued a compelling call to action, positioning the BRACE project as a game-changer for climate-resilient education.
The initiative is set to benefit four million safer schoolchildren, setting a precedent for global collaboration toward a resilient educational future.