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.
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.
Tonga will host a regional conference to discuss whale conservation in the Pacific.The three day event will run from April 4-6, to be attended by delegates from around the Pacific as well as conservationists.
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.
16th February, 2017 The Meteorology Department and the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) under the Ministry of MEIDECC conducted a tsunami drill in collaboration with line ministries and stakeholders yesterday 15th February, 2017.
Tonga joined the rest of the Pacific Rim Countries yesterday in testing its tsunami warning and response procedures during the PACWAVE17 tsunami exercise.
In 2009 SPC/GIZ CCCPIR collaborated with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to mainstream climate change issues into the development of the Tonga Forest Policy. This made Tonga the first Pacific Island country to have a forest policy with distinct climate change components.
From 2011 to 2012, development of the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) was undertaken. The strategy aims to support the implementation of the Tonga Joint National Action Plan (JNAP). The NCCAS, focusing on land-based sectors, is due for finalisation in 2013.
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.