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    25-Nov-2019

    25th November, 2019 The Ozone team from the Ministry of MEIDECC – Department of Climate Change has accomplished an awareness task of Ozone at Pangai, Ha’apai.

    This awareness task was a two days of public consultations lead by Mr.Uikelotu Vunga, head of Ozone division. The consultation focused on the importance of safeguarding the Ozone Layer as well as enforcing the Ozone Layer Protection Act, 2010. However, this Act will be modified due to the Kigali amendment of the Montreal Protocol as ratified by the Government of Tonga in September 2018.

    25-Nov-2019

    25th November, 2019 A program was held last Friday, November 22 at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Conference Room to mark the closing of the Climate Resilient Sector Project (CRSP) after six years of operation in Tonga.

    CRSP is the Government’s first large scale climate resilient project, obtained through a grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The grant was provided under the ADB Strategic Climate Fund of a US$19.25 million with an additional US$2.5 million contribution from the Tongan Government.

    20-Nov-2019

    20th November, 2019 An Ozone team of four from the Ministry of MEIDECC – Climate Change Department started their mission of continuous safeguarding of the Ozone Layer at the Fakamelino Hall in Neiafu, Vava’u this morning, Tuesday 19th of November 2019.

    18-Nov-2019

    18th November 2019 The Prime Minister of Tonga Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa commissioned Hahake coastal protection, evacuation roads and meteorological equipment under MEIDECC’s Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) today at Navutoka.

    CRSP is the government’s first large scale climate resilient project, funded thorough a US$19.25 million grant from the Asian Development Bank with an additional US$2.5 million contribution from the Tongan Government, making it a US$23.13 million Project.

    08-Nov-2019

    08th November 2019 His Majesty King Tupou VI officially opened a new hospital for Ha’apai on Wednesday, November 6 and he named it Princess Fusipala Hospital. The hospital is located on the highest point of the island, 15 meters above sea level.

    The Princess Fusipala Hospital replaces Niu’ui Hospital, located 6 meters from the coastline and were damaged by an earthquake that struck Tonga in 2006 and the Category Five Cyclone Ian that hit the Ha’apai Island Group in 2014 and the relocation is a climate-resilient measure moving it to safer ground.

    08-Nov-2019

    The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in collaboration with Climate Analytics and funded by the IMPACT Project is hosting a training from the 5 th – 9 th of November 2019, for Pacific ministers and negotiators at the newly opened Pacific Climate Change Centre in Apia, Samoa.

    07-Nov-2019

    08th November, 2019 A three-day National Public Consultations were conducted on 05th Tuesday – 07th Thursday, November 2019 for Importers, Technicians, District and Town Officers on the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Bill 2019 at Basilica Conference Room.

    The event was hosted by the National Ozone Unit of the Department of Climate Change with the aim to raise awareness on the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Bill 2019.

    24-Oct-2019

    The Climate Change Department of the MEIDECC ministry celebrated today at Tanoa a milestone with the Launch of the National Monitoring and Evaluation System for Tonga´s second Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management 2018-2028 (JNAP2). 

    09-Oct-2019

    On 9th October 2019, government officials from the Department of Climate Change presented on “climate change,” as requested by the Tonga Youth Leaders (TYL), for the Girls Takeover Parliament participants.

    Principal National Communication Officer, Ms. Lilu Moala, led the presentation with the presentation contents covering the following topics:

    26-Sep-2019

    26th August, 2019 More than 30 participants from Government, Non-government organizations and private sector are participating in a week-long Project Preparation Training for Climate Change Adaptation at Free Wesleyan Church Hall, Fanga-‘o-Pilolevu.