06th April, 2019 TONGAN In what was history in the making for the people of Western Tongatapu, a joint Royal visit with Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u and His Royal Highness Prince Ata accompanied His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway Prince Haakon, to the district to witness the negative impacts of climate change on both the environment and the lives of the vulnerable communities.
EU GCCA-PSIS assisted the JNAP Secretariat in funding of a Climate Change Finance Specialist to assist the Tonga JNAP Secretariat and the National legal drafter to design the model of Tongaâs Climate Change Fund. The assistance was confirmed this year after a letter sent by the JNAP Secretariat late last year seeking assistance to fund a climate change finance specialist to help out in the designing of the Climate Change Fund.
18th January 2019 TONGAN The Climate Resilient Sector Project (CRSP) under the Ministry of MEIDECC is currently hosting a four-day training for local communities, on the Climate Change Trust Fund (CCTF) phase 2. The training commenced January 15 at the Climate Change Department’s Conference Room which aims to educate communities on the programme in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
31st October, 2018 In efforts to strengthen the Pacific’s engagement at the upcoming UNFCCC COP24 – the IMPACT Pacific SIDS Climate Change Ministers and Negotiators COP24 Preparatory Meeting and Training with Climate Analytics is underway in Nadi, Fiji from October 31st to 3rd November, 2018.
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
Fiji's prime minister has made a renewed call for a more ambitious target for reducing global carbon emissions at the UN General Assembly in New York.
In his address on Thursday Frank Bainimarama urged world leaders to be more ambitious than the two degrees target set in Paris in 2015.
31st August,2017 Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni officially launched two MACBIO Reports known as the National Marine Ecosystem Service Valuation Report and the Biophysically Special, Unique Marine Areas Report for Tonga, yesterday evening at Davina House, Ma’ufanga.
28th August, 2017 The Government of Tonga, in partnership with the Pacific Community’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and the Australia and New Zealand Solar and Energy Storage Councils, are spearheading an effort to substantially increase the use of renewable energy in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
21st August 2017 The Government of Tonga will be committing more than US$25 million to the kingdom’s meteorological service to develop resilience to extreme weather events and to strengthen its early warning system.
Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni announced this during discussions on the outcomes of the Nuku’alofa Ministerial Declaration of 2015 at the Pacific Meteorological Ministers Meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands last Friday.