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Houses being washed away through coastal erosion and sea level rise.
Since the record-breaking volcanic eruption a year ago, which triggered up to 15m tsunami waves that gutted entire villages, the Government of Tonga is building higher and higher sea walls to keep the ocean out.
Commonwealth Secretariat
A “back-projection” technique reveals new details of the volcanic eruption in Tonga that literally shook the world.
Hokkaido University
2022 was a busy year for volcanic eruptions with Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Kilaeau erupting simultaneously, along with Mount Semeru, Indonesia and the Hunga undersea volcano in Tonga.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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National policies and plans


This report discusses how in 2010, Tonga developed its first Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaption and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP 1). This was a first for the Pacific Islands region.  It makes a lot of sense for Tonga to continue an

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit United States Agency for International Development European Union United Nations Development Programme Green Climate Fund Government of the Kingdom of Tonga

This response plan was developed by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga and humanitarian and development partners, following Tropical Cyclone Winston which struck the Vava’u island group, in central Tonga, from 16-19 February 2016. It has a 6 month

Tonga - government

This is the second version of the Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP2). It sets out six policy objectives and targets and an implementation strategy for the country to achieve its vision of a Resilient Tonga by

Tonga - government

Risk and governance profile(s)

Tonga cover page
The disaster risk reduction status report provides a snapshot of the state of disaster risk reduction in the the Republic of Vanuatu under four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the biennial 2011-13 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and ISDR System partners.
Ministry of Infrastructure