An animation and toolkit which raises awareness of the science and impacts of El Niño and La Niña and encourages Pacific Islanders to take early action in preparing for these extreme events. The film stars a comical and highly resilient crab and follows her escapades across the Pacific.
Tonga Moves Closer to Second Joint National Action Plan For Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management
This Act 6 of 2015 amends certain provisions in the substantial Act.
This substantial Act establishes the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to ensure the Protection and Proper Management of the Environment and the Promotion of Sustainable development.
This substantial act provides for the application of Environmental Impact Assessment to the planning and development projects within the Kingdom of Tonga and matters related thereto.
This Act serves as the regulations of the substantial Act, the Environmental Impact Assessment Act 2010.
This Act 2 of 2014 amends certain provisions specified in the Act itself of the substantial Act
Rapid Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments of six Communities in Tongatapu, Ha’apai, and Vava’u, Tonga
A rapid vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment was carried by a team consisting of the Tonga InCountry Coordinator (ICC) and five assistant officers that were trained in the Tonga sub-regional workshop. The assessment was carried out in three phases. Phase 1 was carried out by the ICC and 3 assistants in Tongatapu, from 17th to the 21st of September 2012. Phase 2 involved the ICC and two assistants in Ha’afeva, from 24th to the 27th of September 2012. Phase 3 also involved the ICC and two other officers in Vava’u from 1st to the 5th of October. Three villages were assessed in Tongatapu, namely Popua, Tatakamotonga and Sopu. Ha’afeva Island was chosen from the Vahelulunga in the Ha’apai group of islands. Tu’anekivale village from ‘Uta Vava’u and Ovaka from Vahemotu in the Vava’u group of islands. The main objectives were to (i) assess the level of vulnerability of the sites identified, (ii) assess the status of the water supply, health and sanitation, food supply and security, energy sources, natural and coastal resources, sources of income, governance and socio-economic well-being (iii) rank these vulnerabilities to determine which three sites will be chosen as demonstration sites from the six being assessed. This V&A assessment was carried out by the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE_SD), USP, and was funded by the European Union (EU) Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) for addressing climate change adaptation (CCA) in the Pacific.