| || || Fekau, 'Ana Loiloi|
| || || Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in Tonga : a case study of three coastal villages in Tongatapu |
Author:Fekau, 'Ana Loiloi
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: pac In Process
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Abstract: The objective of this research is to assess the potential effects of climate change and natural hazards in three coastal villages of Kanokupolu, Sopu and Patangata in the main island of Tongatapu, Tonga, and their levels of vulnerabilities; and to determine solutions to mitigate the risks to their livelihoods based on their existing resources, priorities, views, level of understanding of climate change and its challenges. The information and data obtained and subsequent analysis were derived from a literature review, field interviews and focus group discussions with 30 household members from the three villages and with government officials working in climate change related areas using a sustainable livelihood framework. The framework has a comprehensive approach to planning and evaluating disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.