Tonga Climate Change Policy: A Resilient Tonga by 2035

Tonga Climate Change Policy: A Resilient Tonga by 2035

The purpose of this climate change policy is to provide a clear vision, goal, and objectives to direct Tonga’s responses to the effects of climate change and to guide disaster risk reduction over the next five years. The policy – and the associated Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP) 2010 – is not intended to replace or duplicate sector-specific policies and plans. Rather, it is intended to provide an overarching context and guiding framework, with policy objectives that, for the most part, will require multi-sector coordination. This recognises that climate change is the single biggest issue that will determine the future of Tonga over coming decades and will require a ‘whole of Tonga’ level of cooperation and coordination.

Funded by the European Union through the Secretariat of the Pacific Community which implemented the Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States Project

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