“The pollution on this planet has never been worse. The impact on our people has never been more deadly. But the time to fix it has never been better.”
– Mr Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment at the opening of the BRS-Triple COP on 24 April, 2017.
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.
Tonga will host for the first time the Pacific’s Third Regional Green Climate Fund Structured Dialogue in Nukuálofa next week from July 18th-21st.
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.
05th April, 2017 The first enhanced High Level Political Dialogue between the Kingdom of Tonga and the European Union under Article 8 of the ACP-EU Partnership (Cotonou) Agreement was held in Nuku’alofa. The meeting was chaired on the Tongan side by the Acting Prime Minister, Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni, and H.E. Andrew Jacobs, Ambassador to Tonga and Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific. H.R.H.
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.
13 April 2017, Tonga - The government of Tonga, with support from the United Nations Development Programme-UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is making progress toward finalizing its second Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP 2).
21st April 2017 More than 20 participants from line ministries, NGOs, private sectors and members of the Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) Taskforce gathered at the FWC Moulton Hall to develop a framework of JNAP II this morning.
JNAP was established to improve good governance for the effective management, coordination, implementation and financing of climate change adaptation and disaster risk initiatives in Tonga.
27th April, 2017 The Pacific Community (SPC) opened the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency office in Nuku’alofa, Tonga yesterday.
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.