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Training of CCTF Project Recipients

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19th January 2018 The CEO for MEIDECC, Mr. Paula P. Ma’u officially opens training of 33 successful applicants that applied for the Climate Change Trust Funds (CCTF), which funded by the Asian Development Bank. The aim of the fund is to develop a sustainable financing mechanism to support community-based climate change adaptation investment to increase eco-system resilience and support high-risk vulnerable community to adapt and mitigate the impact of climate change.   The cost of the 33 successful community projects, is estimated at USD $400,000, which is scheduled to commence in January 2018.

CCTF is established to provide a sustainable financing mechanism to support community-based climate change adaptation, responsive investment.

CCTF is an important part of the Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) currently implemented by the Climate Change Department of MEIDECC.

Other main important components of the CRSP project include:

  1. construction of foreshores, seawalls, and evacuation roads
  2. offering scholarships, short-term professional training, and courses
  3. integration of climate resilience legal framework
  4. designing and monitoring of community vulnerability and disaster risk management assessments and plans
  5. improvement of water resources inventories and integrated water resources management (IWRM) and coastal zoning monitoring
  6. establishing of a sustainable financing mechanism to support community-based climate change adaptation responsive investments in a form of Trust Fund
  7. increase eco-system resilience
  8. construction and upgrading of schools to be more climate-proofing
  9. establishment of special management areas (SMAs) which recently visited by Their Majesties in Vava’u, and
  10. relocation and construction of a new hospital for Ha’apai.

MEIDECC is committed to Tonga’s country program to mitigate, alleviate and adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.


For more information, please contact Department of Climate Change 26 514

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