Shot from a boat that a fisherman is pulling toward a tiny uninhabited island. Prow of boat is in foreground and tiny island is in background.

Tonga

At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

Both climate change adaptation and mitigation are critical considerations in Asia’s developing countries. Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world.  USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management.  USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change.

 

    Funding and Key Indicators


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $15.9 Million

    Adaptation

    $11 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $3.9 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    106,095

    GHG Emissions Growth

    1.88%

    % Forested Area

    12.50%

    Climate Change Information

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