15th March 2017 The implementation of eco-system based reduction and adaptation approaches that includes biodiversity should help Pacific countries reduce the increasing incidence and severity of disasters that is leaving more people vulnerable each year in the region.
That was something participants at the “Ecosystem Services for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction – a ‘win-win’ situation” workshop in Nadi, Fiji learned last week.
14th March 2017 Six homes at Fonoifua Island were severely affected by flash flood due to the heavy rain on March 5.
An Emergency Response Team (ERT) consisted of officers from Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs were sent to Fonoifua with emergency relief items on March 6 after a flash flood was reported.
A quick survey was conducted upon the team’s arrival to ascertain the state of the community as well as conducting a head count which established the following results.
Monday 7th April, 2014
On Thursday 4th of April 2014, His Majesty King Tupou VI launched the Hihifo Water Supply System, a key milestone under the Tonga Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project. This launching event took place in Kolovai, Tongatapu.
The JNAP Secretariat, which is currently executing the Tonga Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management and implemented by the Ministry of Lands, Environment, Climate Change, and Natural Resources (MLECCNR), held a Meeting on Friday the 21st April 2014 to NEMO's flood response and mitigation operation in the Atenisi area in Kolomotu'a and to Discuss possible synergies of existing and future plans and programmes that can assist NEMO in this operation.
08th March, 2017 A new partnership between the APEC Climate Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Fisheries and the Ministry of Land, Survey and Natural Resources was formed today at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.
6 April, 2017, Nuku'alofa, Tonga - The Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference closed on a high note today with 11 countries signing on to the Pacific Islands Year of the Whale Declaration.
The declaration calls for strengthened whale conservation across the Pacific region and saw Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu sign on to the declaration, the full text of which as below:
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).
24th April 2017 The Pacific Energy and Transport Officials meeting was opened this morning in Nuku’alofa.
The Pacific Community (SPC), in partnership with the Government of Tonga is hosting the two-day officials meeting, preceding the Ministerial meeting to open on Wednesday this week.
27th April, 2017 The Pacific Community (SPC) opened the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency office in Nuku’alofa, Tonga yesterday.