Disaster Risk Management
18th November 2019 The Prime Minister of Tonga Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa commissioned Hahake coastal protection, evacuation roads and meteorological equipment under MEIDECC’s Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) today at Navutoka.
24th September 2019 The Government of Tonga will continue to work on commitments to the Paris Agreement as the Pacific island countries push for more action on climate change.
The Tonga Meteorological Department recognizes the need for more specialized and quality meteorological information at a time where weather and climate related hazards are at a record high.
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.
In 2010, Tonga developed its first Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP1). This was a first for the Pacific Islands region. It makes a lot of sense for Tonga to continue an integrated approach to address climate change and natural disasters. Its high exposure to both is reflected in the fact that Tonga is ranked as one of the most at risk countries in the world according to the annual World Risk Report 1 .
21st August 2017 The Government of Tonga will be committing more than US$25 million to the kingdom’s meteorological service to develop resilience to extreme weather events and to strengthen its early warning system.