Crown Prince Haakon highlights climate change in Tonga

royalcentral.co.uk 8th April 2019.

On Friday, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway began his visit to the Pacific region. His first stop was Tonga where he was warmly welcomed by King Tupou. During the weekend His Royal Highness has highlighted climate change in Tonga.

On Saturday, Crown Prince Haakon and Norway’s Development Minister, Dag-Inge Ulstein, saw the effects of climate change on Tongatapu up close. When the glaciers in the north and south melt, the sea rises far more here than in other parts of the world. The Crown Prince also visited Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister, Semisi Sika, on Saturday. Common challenges with climate and ocean health were topics in the conversation between the two.

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