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).
7th June, 2017 On Monday, 5 June 2017, the Kingdom of Tonga opens the first official event, on Deep Sea Science for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York. This event was in partnership with The Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and IUCN.
The European Union funded GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme in Tonga, through its ‘Coastal Protection Trials project in Western Tongatapu’ donated six rubbish bins each for the Government Primary Schools of Kolovai and Kanokupolu on Wednesday last week.
‘The initiative is part of the project’s community education and awareness component for primary schools in the western district of Tongatapu’, said the project’s Education Officer, Mrs. Fololita Sienisia Sila.
The Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) has successfully established theHihifo Coastal Committee under the EU funded GIZ ACSE Project on Friday last week during a stakeholders meeting with representatives from the six coastal communities of Fo’ui, Ha’avakatolo, Kolovai, ‘Ahau, Kanokupolu and Ha’atafuheld at the Climate Change Department’s Conference Room.
16 Sune 2016 Ke fakasi’isi’i ‘a e nunu’a kovi ‘o e feliliuaki ‘o e ‘eá ‘oku ngāue atu ai ‘a e polokalama langa fakalakalaka ki hono matu’uaki ‘o e feliuliuaki ‘o e ‘eá (Climate Resilience Sector Project) ke fakakakato ‘a e ngaahi palani ngāué.
Fakatatau ki he lau ‘a e Tokoni-Pule ‘o e polokalamá (Deputy Team Leader, PMU) Winston Halapua ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e konga lalahi ‘e nima ‘a e polōsekí, pea kuo ‘osi kamata atu ‘a e ngaahi ngāue ki aí.
A four-week short-term accredited training, commencing today at Tungi Colonnade is seeking to enhance participants’ knowledge on climate resilience related areas specifically on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
The Climate Resilient Tonga professional development program is funded by the Asian Development Bank through the Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) implemented by the Climate Change Department under the Ministry of MEIDECC.
The Prime Minister Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva today has officially marked the new site to replace the existing Niu’ui Hospital, in Pangai, Ha’apai.
The relocation and new construction of Ha’apai hospital is part of the Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) implemented by the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of MEIDECC, jointly with the Ministry of Infrastructure, and was designed to increase climate resilience in social, economic and eco-systems to climate change and disaster risk in Tonga.
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.
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.
The Kingdom of Tonga is embarking on the process to deliver ICMSP. Preliminary work has started on preparing a Diagnostic study for Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) using GCCA funds (May 2014 ongoing). This is a priority of the JNAP CCA & DRM and has been approved for funding assistance from the EU/SPC GCCA-PSIS Project. In order to extend this to include marine areas (beyond the reef flat into deeper waters), this shall involve the following:
Comprehensive assessment work of available baseline marine related data to support an integrated planning process: