National Spatial Planning and Management Act 2012 ( 2012 )

Provides that before preparing a plan, the Agency shall consult with and provide information to stakeholders on coastal low-lying areas, climate change or other hazards.…read more

Environment Management Act 2010 ( 2010 )

This Act establishes the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. It seeks to 1) coordinate the role of Government in relation to all environmental management, including climate change issues, and decision-making processes, 2) promote meaningful public involvement in relation to issues of environment management, including climate change, 3) ensure the observance within the Kingdom of…read more

Renewable Energy Act 2008 ( 2009 )

This Act regulates the use of renewable energy. It seeks to promote renewable resources by 1) researching and developing opportunities of renewable energy in the Kingdom, 2) encouraging the use of commercially sustainable renewable energy technology for both grid connected and stand alone power supply systems, 3) regulating the technical and safety standards for renewable…read more

Tonga Climate Change Policy ( 2016 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This policy intends to make Tonga climate-resilient by 2035 and enhance mitigation efforts. It seeks to improve governance and participatory actions, and lists a number of specific targets, including: 1) every coastal community has a special management area and protected coastal environment, 2) Redesigned and resilient roads, coastal areas, buildings, and other infrastructure, 3) Resilient…read more

Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management 2010-2015 ( 2010 / Adaptation Framework )

This Plan defines six objectives and a subsequent implementation strategy: 1) Improved good governance for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management (mainstreaming, decision making, organizational and institutional policy frameworks), 2) Improved good governance for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management (mainstreaming, decision making, organizational and institutional policy frameworks), 3) Analysis and assessments of…read more

National Forest Policy for Tonga ( 2009 )

Has multiple references to climate change, carbon sequestration and carbon trading (including in the Policy Statement). However the Policy has not yet been incorporated into law. Tonga's existing Forests Act dates from 2005 and has no reference to climate change.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Not Applicable

Economy Wide | Not Applicable | Target year: 2030 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

Reduce 10% of GHG emissions by 2015 against a 2000 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2000 | Source(s): Joint Nati... (2010 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

50% electricity generation from renewable sources by 2020; 70% electricity generation from renewable sources by 2030

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2030

50% of energy from renewable energy resources by 2013

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2013 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Joint Nati... (2010 / Executive)

Reduction of electricity line losses to 9% by 2020

Supply-Side Efficiency: Grid/Energy Loss Reduction | Target year: 2020

Source: NDC

100% renewable energy by 2035

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Tonga Clim... (2016 / Executive)

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

All coastal communities are protected by 2035

Adaptation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Tonga Clim... (2016 / Executive)

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

30% of land used in forestry or agroforestry by 2035

Land Use Change | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Tonga Clim... (2016 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies

To double the 2015 number of Marine Protected Areas by 2030.

Ecosystem And Biodiversity | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Tonga does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 8 May, 2017