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    EU GCCA-PSIS assisted the JNAP Secretariat in funding of a Climate Change Finance Specialist to assist the Tonga JNAP Secretariat and the National legal drafter to design the model of Tonga’s Climate Change Fund. The assistance was confirmed this year after a letter sent by the JNAP Secretariat late last year seeking assistance to fund a climate change finance specialist to help out in the designing of the Climate Change Fund.


    18th January 2019 TONGAN The Climate Resilient Sector Project (CRSP) under the Ministry of MEIDECC is currently hosting a four-day training for local communities, on the Climate Change Trust Fund (CCTF) phase 2. The training commenced January 15 at the Climate Change Department’s Conference Room which aims to educate communities on the programme in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change.


    31st October, 2018 In efforts to strengthen the Pacific’s engagement at the upcoming UNFCCC COP24 – the IMPACT Pacific SIDS Climate Change Ministers and Negotiators COP24 Preparatory Meeting and Training with Climate Analytics is underway in Nadi, Fiji from October 31st to 3rd November, 2018.


    19th October,2018 Bilateral meetings held by the Department of Climate Change as follow up with donor partners following the second installment of its annual Nationa19th October,2018l Climate Change Donor Roundtable.

    The Director of the Department of Climate Change, Mrs. Lu’isa Tu’i’afitu – Malolo and senior staff members held several bilateral meetings throughout today discussing topics of interest raised at the open forum of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable.


    18th October 2018 The Department of Climate Change in cooperation with EU-GIZ ACSE and GCF Readiness Programme called into session its second installment of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments as well as highlighting the close out of Joint National Action Plan 2010 -2015 (JNAP 1) and ushering in the implementation phase of JNAP 2018-2028 (JNAP 2).  The main objective of the meeting was emphasizing Tonga’s desire to further enhance and forge sustainable


    The Project Coordinators and Administrative Assistants of the Tonga’s Third National Communication Project and Ridge to Reef Project attended a three days UNDP Project Management Training in Suva, Fiji from February 4th – 6th 2015. The training was organized and conducted by the UNDP Suva Office staff for staff of Nationally Implemented Projects in Pacific Countries like Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

    This training aimed at enabling the Project Staff to better manage and report on UNDP Projects with improved knowledge of;


    Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Bill 2013 passed by the Tonga Legislative Assembly


    Tonga as a party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is working towards phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.


    Tonga was represented at two High Level events hosted by the United Nations, the President of the General Assembly High Level Thematic Debate on the Sustainable Development Goals” on 21 April 2016 and the High Level Signing of the Paris Agreement” on 22 April 2016 at the General Assembly, United Nations Head Quarters, New York, United States of America.


    This conference is a historical event as it marks a great turning point on the issue of Climate Change regarding the high possibility of marking a new post-Kyoto Global Agreement.


    Time held: Wednesday 12th March 2014

    At: Nukualofa

    Mr. Asipeli Palaki, Chief Executive Officer for Lands, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources launched the Environment and Climate Change Portal on Wednesday 12th of March 2014 at the Moulton Hall Nukualofa.