Pacific Island countries (PICs) are among those most vulnerable to climate change impacts,
and there is an urgent need to progress adaptation and mitigation measures in the region.
In this context, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are jointly implementing the regional
programme “Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region” (CCCPIR).
CCCPIR aims to build and strengthen the capacities of Pacific member countries and regional
organizations to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change impacts. The programme started in
January 2009 and will end in December 2015.
The overall objective of CCCPIR is to strengthen the capacities of regional organizations in
the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its
causes. To achieve this objective, CCCPIR has six components: 1) strengthening regional
advisory and management capacity, 2) mainstreaming climate considerations and
adaptation strategies, 3) implementing adaptation and mitigation measures, 4) sustainable
tourism and climate change, 5) sustainable energy management and 6) climate change
The CCCPIR sustainable energy management component began in January 2012 in six
countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Its objective is to strengthen the
climate-related services of public and private service providers in the energy sector and
improve their focus on sustainability, reliability and cost-effectiveness in the energy sector
within the region.
This wind pre-feasibility study is part of the support provided by CCCPIR to the Government
of Tonga, through the Energy Division of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

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Kevin Palmer-Wilson Ms. Katerina Syngellakis (GIZ Adviser on Sustainable Energy Management) initiated and provided guidance and technical advice for this report. Mr. William Thorp (SPC Energy Specialist, North Pacific ACP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project) provided technical advice and comments for the preparation of the report. The Energy Division of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of the Government of Tonga provided the necessary wind measurement data and throughout the work valuable support was provided by Mr. Ofa Sefana, Acting Energy Planning Specialist and his team in the Energy Division. The Tonga Energy Road Map Implementation Unit (TERM-IU), Tonga Power Limited (TPL), Tonga Meteorological Services and the Tonga Ministry of Lands, Survey, Natural Resources and Environment also provided valuable data for this report. The work also benefited from the guidance of Mr. Asipeli Palaki, CEO of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and the Tonga CCCPIR Steering Committee.
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SPC/GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR)