The European Union funded GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme in Tonga, through its ‘Coastal Protection Trials project in Western Tongatapu’ wrapped up a week-long outreach to the western district of Tongatapu with the Youth of Haávakatolo last Friday 23rd June, 2017.
Time held: Wednesday 12th March 2014
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.
05th April, 2017 The first enhanced High Level Political Dialogue between the Kingdom of Tonga and the European Union under Article 8 of the ACP-EU Partnership (Cotonou) Agreement was held in Nuku’alofa. The meeting was chaired on the Tongan side by the Acting Prime Minister, Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni, and H.E. Andrew Jacobs, Ambassador to Tonga and Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific. H.R.H.
10th February 2017 The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for MEIDECC, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni opened the National Appraisal Workshop on Tonga Coastal Adaptation Project Proposal at Fa’onelua Convention Centre yesterday morning.
In his keynote address, Hon. Sovaleni said the workshop marks another milestone in Tonga’s effort to adapt to the harsh effects of climate change.
21st April 2017 More than 20 participants from line ministries, NGOs, private sectors and members of the Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) Taskforce gathered at the FWC Moulton Hall to develop a framework of JNAP II this morning.
JNAP was established to improve good governance for the effective management, coordination, implementation and financing of climate change adaptation and disaster risk initiatives in Tonga.
16th February, 2017 The Meteorology Department and the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) under the Ministry of MEIDECC conducted a tsunami drill in collaboration with line ministries and stakeholders yesterday 15th February, 2017.
Tonga joined the rest of the Pacific Rim Countries yesterday in testing its tsunami warning and response procedures during the PACWAVE17 tsunami exercise.
In 2009 SPC/GIZ CCCPIR collaborated with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to mainstream climate change issues into the development of the Tonga Forest Policy. This made Tonga the first Pacific Island country to have a forest policy with distinct climate change components.
From 2011 to 2012, development of the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) was undertaken. The strategy aims to support the implementation of the Tonga Joint National Action Plan (JNAP). The NCCAS, focusing on land-based sectors, is due for finalisation in 2013.