Tonga negotiate key decisions on waste treaties

Nuku’alofa – May 13, 2019: 9.15am (Enviro News): Tonga was part of the negotiations on three key international waste treaties in Geneva in the past two weeks. Chief Environmentalist  with the Department of Environment, Mrs Mafiel’o Masi led negotiations for Tonga on Plastic Waste, Electronic Waste and Hazardous Chemicals at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Read More …

Communities critical says Manu

Suva, Fiji – May 2, 2019: 8.15am (Enviro News):Working with communities is critical to ensure that climate resilience and disaster risk reduction programs implemented are successful, a high-level Tongan government climate change advisor has warned. Manu Manuofetau, the European Union/‘The Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH’(EU/GIZ) In-Country Coordinator at the Tonga Climate Change department, stressed the Read More …

Environment team saddened by Sam’s passing

Nuku’alofa – April 25, 2019: 3.25pm (Enviro News): The Director of Environment, Mrs Lupe Matoto this afternoon expressed shock and sadness after hearing of the sudden loss of Environment advocate and Ocean champion Sam Tatafu earlier today. The late Sam Tatafu worked with the Department as a partner in marine activities. His body was recovered earlier today after a sea Read More …

Fiji’s Environment Department cancels EIA permit for developer

Suva, Fiji – April 16, 2019: 11.45am (FBC NEWS): Fiji’s Environment Ministry warns that they will continue to take action against developers who will not comply with the law. The warning came after Freesoul Real Estate Development Limited which was carrying out a resort development in Malolo Island, was ordered to rectify the breaches identified Read More …

Cook Islands and the Forum Fisheries Agency look to strengthen co-operation

AVARUA, Cook Islands – April 11, 2019 : 9.40am (FFA): Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director-General (DG) Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen visited Rarotonga this week to discuss current and future co-operation between the Cook Islands and the Honiara based FFA Secretariat.  Dr Tupou-Roosen was appointed DG by FFA Ministers during the annual FFA Council of Ministers (FFCMIN Read More …

Environment reporting for local media officers

Nuku’alofa – March 12, 2019: 3.50pm (MEIDECC): The Department of Environment under the Ministry of MEIDECC in partnership with the Pacific Environment Journalists Network (PEJN) in Tonga are hosting a three-day training on Environment Reporting in Tonga at the Baha’i Faith Hall, Kolofo’ou. The training was opened this morning by the Chief Environmentalist from the Read More …