Tonga : Technical Assistance Report-Climate Change Policy Assessment

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publication Date:

June 30, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Tonga is one of the world’s most exposed countries to climate change and natural disasters. It suffered the highest loss from natural disasters in the world (as a ratio to GDP) in 2018 and is among the top five over the last decade (Table 1). Climate change will make this worse. Cyclones will become more intense, with more damage from wind and sea surges. Rising sea levels will cause more flooding, coastal erosion and contaminate fresh water. Daily high temperatures will become more extreme, with more severe floods and drought.

Series:

Country Report No. 2020/212

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

June 30, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513548791/1934-7685

Stock No:

1TONEA2020001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

70

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