Main Menu

Tonga is proposing a TOP$100 million climate change resilient projects to the Green Climate Fund

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 09/03/2017

The Government of Tonga will submit its proposal to the Green Climate Fund of   the United Nations convention on climate change in April, aimed at seeking fund for various projects to ensure that communities are resilient to stand risks of Climate Change.

The Deputy Prime Minister who’s also the Minister of MEIDECC – Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni told Radio Tonga News, during a consultation at the Fa’onelua Convention Center BETWEEN representatives from affected communities and related Government Ministries.

He says, during the program, they have a final look at the proposal, do few amendments before submitting it.

The proposal is worth USD$50 million or TOP$100 million.

DPM says, the context of the proposal contains projects of building foreshores at the Eastern District, starting from Talafo’ou to Niutoua, 6 villages in the Western District, Ha’apai Island from the Wharf to the Hospital and also parts of Vava’u.

This is to not only reduce risks of soil erosion but to also stop the spillover of the rising sea to the land.

The proposal is to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund in April for review   before passing it to board members for final decision.

The Government of Tonga is working closely with the South Pacific regional program SPREP and United Nations Development Program on drafting of the kingdom’s proposal.

© Radio and Television Tonga News