The Country Programme presents Tonga’s priorities drawn from government sector’s and public consultations and from the review of approved national policies and strategic framework such as the Tonga National Strategic Development Framework (2015-2025), the National Climate Change Policy (2016), the Second Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP 2), (2018 – 2028), the Tonga Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the Energy Road Map.
08th March, 2017 A new partnership between the APEC Climate Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Fisheries and the Ministry of Land, Survey and Natural Resources was formed today at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.
Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Bill 2013 passed by the Tonga Legislative Assembly
The Government of Tonga hosts a four- day workshop on Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Results Monitoring, Reporting and Stakeholder Engagement from 1-2 June 2016 at Tungi Colonnade, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu and 3-4 June, 2016 at Puataukanave Hotel, Neiafu, Vava’u.
The adverse effects of climate change, climate variability and sea level rise identified in the Kingdom of Tonga’s First National Communication present significant risks to sustainable development in Tonga. From the information gathered it is evident that Tonga will be among the first to suffer from these effects due to its physiographic, ecological and socioeconomic characteristics.