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18th November 2019 The Prime Minister of Tonga Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa commissioned Hahake coastal protection, evacuation roads and meteorological equipment under MEIDECC’s Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) today at Navutoka.
24th September 2019 The Government of Tonga will continue to work on commitments to the Paris Agreement as the Pacific island countries push for more action on climate change.
August 14th, 2019 – The Department of Climate Change in cooperation with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) called into session its third installment of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments as well as highlighting the firs
The Tonga Meteorological Department recognizes the need for more specialized and quality meteorological information at a time where weather and climate related hazards are at a record high.
And to this end the department has proposed a structural reform to help them meet the service demands.
GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Project Monitoring and Evaluation Training
21st May, 2019 A one week training on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for participants from government ministries, NGO’s and private sectors is currently underway at Moulton Hall, Nuku’alofa. The training is hosted by the GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Project of the Department of Climate Change (MEIDECC).
18th October 2018 The Department of Climate Change in cooperation with EU-GIZ ACSE and GCF Readiness Programme called into session its second installment of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments as well as highlighting the close out of Joint National Action
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.
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.
28th March, 2017 A three-day consultation workshop hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food is underway at Tungi Colonade Conference Room aiming to finalize the Food Bill 2017 and Food Regulations 2017.
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.
High-level Dialogue to strengthen Pacific’s engagement with Green Climate Fund (GCF), 18 July, Faónelua Convention Centre, Nukuálofa, Tonga.
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 partnerin
Tonga to host Pacific’s Third Regional Green Climate Fund Structured Dialogue, 18-21 July, Nukuálofa.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03rd October, 2017 For an island region that copes each year with the impacts of cyclones, droughts, tidal surges and salt water inundation in food crops, the importance of Pacific resilience for our survival is paramount.
JNAP Secretariat/NEMO, JNAP TASK FORCE – Meeting to discuss possible synergies of existing and future plans and programmes that can assist NEMO in this operation
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 pos
29th August, 2017 The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni officially opened Tonga’s first Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA) Training at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel this morning.
14th March 2017 Six homes at Fonoifua Island were severely affected by flash flood due to the heavy rain on March 5.
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.
“An Inclusive Participatory Approach towards a Blue-Green Economy” – Tonga National Dialogue on Green Growth
His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala officiated a two half day national dialogue on Green Growth at the Loumaile Conference Room, Nuku’alofa convened today, Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November, 2016.
10th October 2016 The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced that as at Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 74 Parties (countries) to the Convention accounting in total for 58.82 per cent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval.