14 August, 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands, PMC-4 – The crucial role of meteorology in supporting development agendas and strengthening community resilience in the region was now being realised compared to when the first Pacific Meteorolgy Council (PMC) met in Marshall Islands in 2011, according to outgoing council chair ‘Ofa Fa’anunu.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue was officially opened today by Deputy Prime Minister Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni at the Faónelua Convention Centre. In his opening remark Honourable Sovaleni welcomed the GCF Executive Secretary Howard Bamsey, GCF Co-Chair Mr.Ewen McDonald and Board members and expressed his deepest gratitude to the GCF and the Australian Government for partnering with the Tongan Government in co-sponsoringthis Pacific Regional Dialogue here in Tonga.
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’ wrapped up a week-long outreach to the western district of Tongatapu with the Youth of Haávakatolo last Friday 23rd June, 2017.
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.
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 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.