Government of Tonga Website, 18th October 2018
18th October 2018 The Department of Climate Change in cooperation with EU-GIZ ACSE and GCF Readiness Programme called into session its second installment of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments as well as highlighting the close out of Joint National Action Plan 2010 -2015 (JNAP 1) and ushering in the implementation phase of JNAP 2018-2028 (JNAP 2). The main objective of the meeting was emphasizing Tonga’s desire to further enhance and forge sustainable partnerships with its current and potential donor partners in transitioning implementation from JNAP I to JNAP II.
Welcoming regional and offshore delegates to the event was Minister of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communications (MEIDECC), Honorable Poasi Tei – who reiterated the message of enhanced partnerships in support of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management.
“As was the case in 2012, and again here today, Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 2018 – Tonga’s JNAP II – is the showpiece of this forum. Tonga’s JNAP was the first of it’s kind in the Pacific if not the world in which we saw the merger of two disciplines similar in nature – those being Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. “