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    19th October,2018 Bilateral meetings held by the Department of Climate Change as follow up with donor partners following the second installment of its annual Nationa19th October,2018l Climate Change Donor Roundtable.

    The Director of the Department of Climate Change, Mrs. Lu’isa Tu’i’afitu – Malolo and senior staff members held several bilateral meetings throughout today discussing topics of interest raised at the open forum of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable.


    18th October 2018 The Department of Climate Change in cooperation with EU-GIZ ACSE and GCF Readiness Programme called into session its second installment of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments as well as highlighting the close out of Joint National Action Plan 2010 -2015 (JNAP 1) and ushering in the implementation phase of JNAP 2018-2028 (JNAP 2).  The main objective of the meeting was emphasizing Tonga’s desire to further enhance and forge sustainable


    15th March 2017 The implementation of eco-system based reduction and adaptation approaches that includes biodiversity should help Pacific countries reduce the increasing incidence and severity of disasters that is leaving more people vulnerable each year in the region.

    That was something participants at the “Ecosystem Services for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction – a ‘win-win’ situation” workshop in Nadi, Fiji learned last week.


    10th February 2017 The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for MEIDECC, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni opened the National Appraisal Workshop on Tonga Coastal Adaptation Project Proposal at Fa’onelua Convention Centre yesterday morning.

    In his keynote address, Hon. Sovaleni said the workshop marks another milestone in Tonga’s effort to adapt to the harsh effects of climate change.


    This conference is a historical event as it marks a great turning point on the issue of Climate Change regarding the high possibility of marking a new post-Kyoto Global Agreement.


    Time held: Wednesday 12th March 2014

    At: Nukualofa

    Mr. Asipeli Palaki, Chief Executive Officer for Lands, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources launched the Environment and Climate Change Portal on Wednesday 12th of March 2014 at the Moulton Hall Nukualofa.


    John Kerry
    Secretary of State

    Washington, DC

    November 3, 2016

    On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send my sincerest congratulations to the Kingdom of Tonga on your National Day, November 4th.


    The Project Coordinators and Administrative Assistants of the Tonga’s Third National Communication Project and Ridge to Reef Project attended a three days UNDP Project Management Training in Suva, Fiji from February 4th – 6th 2015. The training was organized and conducted by the UNDP Suva Office staff for staff of Nationally Implemented Projects in Pacific Countries like Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

    This training aimed at enabling the Project Staff to better manage and report on UNDP Projects with improved knowledge of;


    Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Bill 2013 passed by the Tonga Legislative Assembly


    Tonga as a party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is working towards phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.


    Tonga was represented at two High Level events hosted by the United Nations, the President of the General Assembly High Level Thematic Debate on the Sustainable Development Goals” on 21 April 2016 and the High Level Signing of the Paris Agreement” on 22 April 2016 at the General Assembly, United Nations Head Quarters, New York, United States of America.