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looptonga The residents were from Kolovai, ‘Ahau, Kanokupolu and Ha’atafu communities.

The programme emphasizes communities in the Western District which are vulnerable to coastal erosion due to sea level rise and high tides to engage in a coastal clean-up and coastal tree planting.

The Vulnerability and Adaptation Division highlighted the tree planting by distributed coastal plants including Telie, Fotulona, Fao and Touhuni with a total of twenty (20) plants for each community who participated to help prevent coastal erosion.

The Vulnerability and Adaptation Division of the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of MEIDECC led the programme on Wednesday morning.

The Parliament Representative of Tongatapu 5 Losaline Ma’asi, Hihifo District O?cer, Town O?cers and communities of Kolovai, ‘Ahau, Kanokupolu and Ha’atafu,Tonga National Youth Congress, Live & Learn, Tonga Community DevelopmentTrust, Tongatapu 5 Youth Council, Natural Resource Division Ridge to Reef Project, Department of

Environment, Fo’ituluta Women’s Group, Tonga Development Bank Sta? and Department of Climate Change participated in the programme.

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