13 Mar 2017

Tonga to seek climate change funding

From , 4:04 pm on 13 March 2017

Tonga's government is looking for 50 million US dollars to deal with climate change issues in the country.

The Environment and Climate Change Minister Siaosi Sovaleni says there are highly vulnerable communities where coastal erosion, flooding, and inundation problems need urgent attention.

Mr Sovaleni told Koro Vaka'uta this is why the government will apply to the UN's Green Climate Fund in April for finance.

'Ata Island, Tonga

'Ata Island, Tonga Photo: Panoramio / GoogleMaps