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Tonga

Official name: 

Kingdom of Tonga

Region: 
UN group: 
Small island developing states
Country income: 
Upper-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Tonga (2012)

Energy profile
  • Tonga windmill

    Development of a Tonga Energy Efficiency Master Plan

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Wednesday 9 December 2015
    Phase: 
    Completed
    Countries: 
    Objective: 

    This Technology Transfer Advances Tonga's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to "improve energy efficiency through reduction of electricity line losses to 9 percent by 2020 (from a baseline of 18 percent in 2010)" and to work towards achieving its emission reduction targets for the transport, agriculture, waste and forest industry.  

    Context

  • CTCN Regional Forum for Pacific Island Countries

    Type: 
    Forum
    Date and time: 
    17 - 20 July 2017
    Country: 

    On the sideline of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue, CTCN invited National Designated Authorities (NDAs) to the GCF and CTCN NDEs for a half-day session on CTCN. As per the Convention Mandate enhanced linkages between CTCN and the GCF, CTCN has been working with GCF in leveraging GCF resources to fulfil the CTCN mandate of  providing technical assistance to developing countries at their request. It is in this spirit of cooperation GCF has invited the NDEs to participate in the structured dialogue of GCF and understand GCF process.

  • CTCN Regional Forum for SIDS in the Pacific

    Type: 
    Forum
    Date and time: 
    23 - 26 February 2016
    Country: 

    The CTCN hosted a Regional Forum for National Designated Entities under the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) for Small Island Developing States in the Pacific. The Forum was held on 24-26 February 2016 in Tonga, at the Tungi Colonnade Hotel, Nuku‘alofa. The meeting was organised in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and it was hosted by the Government of Tonga.

  • INDC of Tonga

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    Taking into account its negligible emission and limited capability, Tonga’s intended contributions are designed to be quantified at the national level cascaded to the sector level as follows:

  • Clean energy policy and regulation in Tonga

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 January 2013

    Background

    Tonga recently passed the Renewable Energy Bill of 2008 and is now the first Pacific island country (PIC) to have this sort of key instrument for promoting renewable energy (RE). The emergence of the law itself was the product of strong regional cooperation: it was drafted by PIEPSAP (A Danish Government funded Pacific Region's - "Pacific Islands Energy Policy and Strategic Action Plan") and reviewed by PIGGAREP (A GEF/UNDP funded through South Pacific Regional Environmental Program's "Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project").

  • Socio-economic assessment of Hihifo district, the pilot site for the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project in Tonga

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 July 2014
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    How can communities in Hihifo, Tonga, protect and manage their water resources, in order to reduce their vulnerability to the impacts of climate variability and change?

  • Design for improved water supply and water management in Hihifo district, Tonga

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 July 2014
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    This report provides design details and costs for the proposed long-term improvements to the water supply system at Hihifo on the island of Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga. This is part of the demonstration project under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme. The proposed project aims to provide an opportunity for the Hihifo community to use local water resources sustainably and, hence, enhance the resilience of these water resources to the impacts of current climate variability and projected climate change.

  • Pacific Aviation Investment - Tonga

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 13 December 2011

    The objective of the Pacific Aviation Investment Project for East Asia and Pacific is to improve operational safety and oversight of international air transport infrastructure. This regional project was prepared covering the Republic of Kiribati, Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu.

  • Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management 2010 - 2015

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 7 January 2010
    Objective: 

    Tonga has been categorized as one of the fifty one Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that is vulnerable to exogenous shocks.

  • Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications

    Type: 
    NDE
    Country: 
    Name: 
    Mr. Paula Pouvalu Ma'u
    Position: 
    Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: 
    +676 28170
    Emails: 
    paulm@mic.gov.to

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